Team USA uniforms criticized for looking like Russian flag

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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Some critics on social media are saying that part of Team USA's new uniform appears distinctly Russian.

The uniforms were unveiled last week by designer Ralph Lauren and the United States Olympic Committee.

It wasn't long before critics on social media started pointing out the design of the shirt bear a striking resemblance to the Russian flag, which features solid white, blue and red stripes in the same order.

Social media comments included: "the color palette was Kremlin-approved" and "I guess we missed the memo when we became Russian."

Some people gave the entire uniform the thumbs down, saying they were simply embarrassing.

The uniforms will be seen in public for the first time as the American athletes enter Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium on Friday.