It is more than two years since Andrea Radrizzani and the Leeds United board put forward plans to change the club’s badge ahead of this season’s centenary year – before those plans were ridiculed by the footballing world, and eventually scrapped.
Radrizzani wanted a more modern-looking badge but such was the outrage that Leeds chose to drop their new idea. Now, just over two years since the drama of the potential new crest, Radrizzani has responded to a Leeds fan over a new badge design.
Upon scrapping plans in January 2018, Radrizzani stated that Leeds would reconsider plans to put forward a new badge and the desire to change the Leeds emblem could still be in his head.
A supporter sent a picture of a badge he had designed, which includes the white Leeds rose emblazoned in gold – rather than the blue and yellow colours of the current crest. Radrizzani responded, stating he “loves” the concept idea.
— George Etherington (@george_evvy) April 28, 2020
George, I love it ?????
— Andrea Radrizzani (@andrearadri) May 5, 2020
On the pitch, Leeds are awaiting to hear their fate. Whether their 2019-20 efforts have been for nothing and the season is voided, whether they will form a 22-team Premier League – or whether the season will continue.
But as supporters patiently wait for the Leeds players to return to action – as it approaches two months since the last outing, a 2-0 win over Huddersfield on March 7, fans responded to Radrizzani’s Tweet and the supporter’s badge idea.
Many disagreed with Radrizzani, while some are all for the idea.
No no no, not the gold. Yellow white and blue ?⬜️?
— WeAllLoveLeeds (@AllLoveLeeds) May 5, 2020
White home kit. Blue and yellow away. Those three colours on the badge and they are the Leeds colours. Pretty simple.
— dave easby (@EasbyDave) May 5, 2020
Keep the one we have now????
— Xander (@Xander_LUFC) May 5, 2020
The present one is fine if it ain't broke……
— David (@BilliardsCue) May 5, 2020
Keep the badge we have now??
— Connor LUFC ⚽️?? (@ConnorMOT92) May 5, 2020
It would get my vote, its amazing.
— Luke Pickering?? (@LukePickering14) May 5, 2020
Make it happen Radz don't you tease me (yellow white and blue not gold though)
— JwL (@Juliejwl777) May 5, 2020
— DemonswithRyu ? ??????? (@DemonswithR) May 5, 2020
You know what to do!
— Chris King (@kipa170) May 6, 2020