Leeds United Issue Club Badge Statement, Introduction Pushed Back

Postado Fevereiro 23, 2018

Last month, Leeds said there would be a rethink over the club's new badge after fans reacted with dismay to a design revealed to mark their centenary.

The Championship outfit had initially revealed a redesign - depicting a figure thumping their chest - in January, with the intention of changing to the new badge from next season onwards.

Based on the famed "Leeds salute", it was meant to replace the Ridsdale shield from the start of the 2018-19 season.

Leeds have confirmed in a statement on the club's official website that a new crest, voted on by supporters, will be introduced on the shirt for the 2019/2020 centenary campaign.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all fans for the inspiration they have provided which, following further consultation with supporters' groups, will form the basis of a democratic vote later this year.

Leeds supporters launched a petition in the immediate aftermath of the design which attracted over 100,000 signatures by the end of the day, resulting in the club's managing director Angus Kinnear to announce that further consultation of the crest would take place.

A petition on change.org, "Stop LUFC from Implementing the Leeds Salute Crest", was swiftly set up - and within hours thousands of disgruntled fans had signed it.

"We look forward to our loyal and passionate fans selecting a crest that will proudly herald in the next 100 years".

The current tally close to some 78,000.