Leeds United crest backlash: Whites pledge to ‘involve’ fans on badge decision

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Leeds United have underlined their commitment to getting fans involved in a decision on the club’s new badge.

Supporters hit back yesterday after United unveiled a cartoon-style crest to replace the current badge.

Leeds managing director Angus Kinnear last night told the YEP that United now be carrying out further consultations with fans about the crest.

And today, in a new statement, the club has highlighted the need to extend the consultation, and revealed that supporters will be able to get involved with the plans for the crest next week.

The statement said: “The volume and depth of opinions expressed reinforced the level of passion our fan base has for our club.

“While the current board of directors are custodians of Leeds United the fans will always be at the heart of everything we do, and you will be listened to.”

United also thanked fans for their feedback after the crest was unveiled yesterday.

More than 70,000 people have signed an online petition calling for it to be scrapped.

The statement added: “We conducted thorough research into the desire for a change to the crest to symbolise a new era for the club.

“However, we also appreciate the need to extend the consultation with supporters and we are committed to working with you to create an identity we can all be proud of. We will release further information on how supporters can get involved in the process next week.