'˜We hope that they'll get behind it': Leeds United chief defends new club crest

Leeds United's managing director today indicated the club will be sticking with the new crest despite a widespread backlash from fans.


Angus Kinnear joined host Jim White on talkSPORT soon after the announcement - revealed exclusively by your YEP - to explain the new design.

He said: “This is the decision. We’re confident we’ve spoken to enough people and that we’ve had enough feedback to know we’re on the right path.

“We accept that it’s going to take some time for people to get used to it, but we hope that they’ll get behind it.”

He added: “What we do accept is when you make a change like this, you’re going to certainly divide fan opinion.

“Ultimately the badge of the team grows with a team and it’s something people get used to and learn to love as the team perform.

“We want this to be the badge the team wear in their first season back in the Premier League, and it’s going to be that journey that will help everyone adopt it.”