Leeds United fans welcome club statement over heavily mocked new crest

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.

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.

Meanwhile on the pitch, Leeds are 10th in the table following a winless run of four games.