Leeds fans react as club release statement on crest re-design

It is hard to think of a worse PR move in football history than the decision by Leeds United to change their historic club crest to a more modern design earlier this year.

Despite insisting that 10,000 Leeds fans were consulted on the new crest, the finished design was widely condemned by media, pundits and supporters of teams around the world.

Following a petition to stop the change and a furious fan outcry on social media, the club revoked the design and said they would reconsider and re-evaluate the change.

On Thursday morning, almost a month after the initial debacle, the club have released a much-anticipated statement which read;

Due to the volume of ideas and designs submitted by fans and their focus around celebrating our 100-year anniversary, we can confirm that we will now be introducing a new club crest on the shirt for the 2019/2020 centenary season and beyond.

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.

After hearing the news that the club would delay the new crest and put the final design up for vote, Leeds fans took to Twitter to express their delight…

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