The Romford MP has criticised Nike and the Football Association (FA) for changes made to the colours of the England flag on the national team's shirts.

Andrew Rosindell claimed Nike had no right to change the St George's Cross colours and doing so was an insult to people in England.

Sports retailer Nike's design adapts the traditional red and white coloured cross by adding navy, light blue and purple horizontally across it .

Nike, in a statement reported by the BBC, said it was their intention to celebrate the heroes of the 1966 World Cup. 

Romford Recorder: Romford MP Andrew RosindellRomford MP Andrew Rosindell (Image: Ken Mears)

"The trim on the cuffs takes its cues from the training gear worn by England's 1966 heroes, with a gradient of blues and reds topped with purple," Nike stated.

"The same colours also feature an interpretation of the flag on the back of the collar."

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But Mr Rosindell took issue with Nike's design and hit out at the FA for agreeing to the move.

"The flag of England belongs to the people of England," he said.

"No update is required to the cross of St George.

"The Football Association also have a lot of explaining to do as to how on earth they agreed to let this happen."

Nike and the FA did not respond to a request for comment.