Leeds United managing director Angus Kinnear has revealed that the club will reassess their plans to launch a new badge after an overwhelming show of disapproval from fans.
The Whites announced on their official Twitter account on Wednesday that they are planning to change the crest into a more modern style which features the famous ‘Leeds salute’ in a homage to the supporters.
6 months of research
10,000 people consulted
Ready for the next 100 years
— Leeds United (@LUFC) January 24, 2018
However the Yorkshire club’s reveal did not go down as expected as the badge was widely condemned by not just Leeds fans, but fans across all football clubs.
It was hard to see a positive comment about the proposed change even though 10,000 people were said to be consulted by United before they went ahead with it.
However now, Kinnear has revealed that he has gauged the reaction of the supporters, but he admitted that he knew it was going to create a bit of an uproar.
We knew that it was going to be controversial but the weight and volume of the comments – the only right thing to do is re-engage and we’re going to do that,” he said, as quoted by Yorkshire Evening Post reporter Phil Hay on his personal Twitter account on Wednesday.
Kinnear: "We knew that it was going to be controversial but the weight and volume of the comments – the only right thing to do is re-engage and we're going to do that." #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) January 24, 2018
Leeds’ motion to change their badge began trending on Twitter as it was widely ridiculed by not just fans, but other clubs as Aston Villa and Zenit St Petersburg made their own mock-ups.
There’s no doubt that fans will love the fact that Kinnear is ready to re-engage with the supporters to address the outrage that he crest has caused.
In other Leeds United news, fans on Twitter are furious after it was announced that yet another midfielder has left Elland Road.
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