Cardiff City Proposed Shirt Change Opposed by Fans

By Community | May 9, 2012

Plans to redesign the Cardiff City brand has been met with opposition by more than 1,000 Cardiff City fans.

Supporters have begun to voice their concerns after a remarkable 24 hours in which it emerged the club’s Malaysian owners propose to change the team’s kit from blue to red and replace the Bluebird emblem with a Welsh dragon from next season.

Fans warned the changes risk “damaging the heritage of the club” and making it “unrecognisable in all but name”.

Club chiefs moved to placate supporters at a meeting last night, but a significant proportion are furious at the proposed changes, which have been ordered by Cardiff’s billionaire Malaysian backer Vincent Tan.

The proposals are contained in a major review of the way forward for Wales’ capital city club as Cardiff’s Malaysian owners plan the best method to deliver Premier League football.

They include a new strip of red shirt (with black trim), black shorts and red socks, that the owners believe will be more marketable in Asia. The team’s away kit will become blue.

A new badge which will be in the form of a red Welsh dragon, rather than the traditional bluebird, is also proposed.


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