Many football fans would have had a chuckle at Leeds United’s expense on Wednesday when the club unveiled a new design for the badge.
The Championship outfit revealed the crest on Twitter, claiming that they consulted with 10,000 fans before deciding on a fresh look.
6 months of research
10,000 people consulted
Ready for the next 100 years
— Leeds United (@LUFC) January 24, 2018
The badge, though, was widely mocked and criticised, with many likening the image to that used by video game Pro Evolution Soccer.
The overwhelming negative response has prompted Leeds to have a re-think and allow fans to have more of a say.
Via their official website, the Whites released a statement insisting that they will “extend the consultation” with supporters in order to come up with a design that is approved by the fanbase.
As expected, the club’s following reacted much more positively when they heard that the powers that be were ready to consider a new crest.
Fair play. Many owners would be too stubborn to listen. Massive faux pas that could be turned into a positive.
— I'd Radebe Leeds (@Radebe_Leeds) January 25, 2018
— Alex Cass (@alexcasss) January 25, 2018
Well done for this. We live, we learn, we move on. #mot
— Lee Thompson (@lufcThommo) January 25, 2018
How refreshing to have owners that care about the fans. Thank you!
— Vern (@Vern_1990) January 25, 2018
So the new badge got a red card too… how many more?!
— L i a m (@mrliamstorey) January 25, 2018
Brilliant! We finally have a club who care about the fans and what they think. #lufc
— Phil Mooney (@Whiteyorkist) January 25, 2018
Well done for listening to the fans
— Liane Baxter ⚽️💙💛️⚽️ (@lianebaxter) January 25, 2018
It absolutely must contain the Yorkshire Rose within the crest! There is a reason we chant Yorkshire Yorkshire Yorkshire! That is the pride of our county and must be part of the crest. Please listen to the fans on this one.
— Pozzy (@pozzy10) January 25, 2018
Meanwhile on the pitch, Leeds are 10th in the table following a winless run of four games.