Leeds United's new badge is so bad it looks like it's from PES
We are Yorkshire Whites!
Rio Ferdinand's old club Leeds United unveiled its new badge today - and football fans are having a good old laugh about it.
The new badge, which is a cartoon of a footballer in a chest-thumping pose, has been roundly ridiculed by football fans this afternoon on social media. But that's not all - there's a link here to Pro Evolution Soccer.
📸 | Our new crest #MOT #LUFC— Leeds United (@LUFC) January 24, 2018
6 months of research
10,000 people consulted
Ready for the next 100 years
Watch video ➡️ https://t.co/rIIdL2Yz9F pic.twitter.com/pMrd3zTjCl
PES, which is famous for not having the official licenses for lots of football team names (Chelsea are called London FC, for example), doesn't have the official licenses for lots of football team badges, either. So the developers design their own alternatives - and some have said Leeds' new official badge rekindles memories of the crests created by Konami for the Yorkshire Whites, Pro Evo's mirror universe Leeds United.
The PES link goes even further, as pointed out by the official PES Twitter page.
Nice to see #PES2 still providing inspiration to this day... 😉 pic.twitter.com/edCDZSNLRb— eFootball (@play_eFootball) January 24, 2018
There's a lot of football banter doing the rounds online right now. Here's this gem, from Aston Villa's official Twitter account. I love the use of the old PES badge for Villa. Savage!
We can't wait for this one, @LUFC...😏— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) January 24, 2018
On sale dates here 👉 https://t.co/aDLq54KgUY #AVFC #LUFC pic.twitter.com/AEdDLojjje
There's already a petition to stop Leeds from using the new badge. At the time of publicaton, it had 33,396 signatures.
Part of me hopes they don't change it.