Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani has hailed one supporter’s crest design on social media - and broken his silence on the club’s embarrassment over the new badge announcement.
Supporters hit back after United unveiled a cartoon-style crest to replace the current badge.
It led to Leeds managing director, Angus Kinnear, telling your YEP that United will now carry out further consultations with fans about the crest.
And in a new statement the club has highlighted the need to extend its consultation, and revealed that supporters will be able to get involved with the plans for the crest next week.
Radrizzani was responding to a fan who had found the image on social media and urged the owner to consider it as a potential new badge.
Fans have been taking to Twitter to design their own badges to send to the club and when one was sent to Radrizzani, the owner tweeted for the first time since the official release, barring a retweet of the club’s promotional video to accompany the design.
“Thank you all, lot of creativity and graft among our fans #alaw,” he wrote on Twitter.
The fan tweeted Radrizzani directly, saying: “Just seen this on Facebook created by a Leeds fan. Surely this has to be the one?”