You'd be covering your chest if it had this monstrosity on it, too
Rumours started flying around this morning that Leeds United were planning a surprise-unveiling of their new crest at midday. Right on the dot, they provided, showing off the result of six months research and 10,000 people consulted, setting the tone for the next 100 years of the club's unwritten history:
📸 | Our new crest #MOT #LUFC
6 months of research
10,000 people consulted
Ready for the next 100 years
Watch video ➡️ https://t.co/rIIdL2Yz9F pic.twitter.com/pMrd3zTjCl
— Leeds United (@LUFC) January 24, 2018
It's erm. It's definitely a crest.
Responses were mixed, to put it generously. It might have taken 6 months of work to get 10,000 peoples' input on the design, but it only took two hours for a petition demanding that the club scraps the new badge to reach the same number of signatures.
All of this made for a hilarious early afternoon on Twitter, of course. Here's how it played out:
Regardless of the design, today was never gonna be this person's day:
just got a tattoo of the Leeds badge on my arm yesterday and now rumours are we're getting a new badge today? #LUFC
— James Clapham (@james_clapham) January 24, 2018
The comparisons started coming in, and it definitely looked familiar from somewhere:
Full sized version of Leeds’ new badge: pic.twitter.com/hnM7YbZC03
— Anchorage Man (@SethPartnow) January 24, 2018
So the new Leeds badge looks great!! ......on a packet of indigestion tablets pic.twitter.com/esvrtKdj3d
— Smiv (@smivadee) January 24, 2018
Hang on, I've got it:
new leeds badge looks like a fake PES version of leeds' badge pic.twitter.com/NDgfAU9Nzp
— Stan The Golden Boy (@tristandross) January 24, 2018
Then came the theories about what inspired the new design:
Actual footage of the Leeds United “New Badge” Design meeting... went well 🤣 #LUFC pic.twitter.com/PFKtoZ9dod
— Ben Turner (@benturner2226) January 24, 2018
That new Leeds badge looks like a tattoo the leader of the EDL's Skipton branch got done by some bloke he met in a pub.
— #1 China Cup fan (@BenDudley010) January 24, 2018
Still, we've only got it for...wait, how long?
Leeds’ new badge for the next 100 years looks like a bloke trying to elbow his way to the front of the bar. pic.twitter.com/BLy5j4yTC6
— Rob Staton (@robstaton) January 24, 2018
Yeah, be realistic...
The funniest thing to me in that new Leeds badge reveal is them saying it sets them ready for the next 100 years. They've had 8 different badges since I was born.
— Martin Belam (@MartinBelam) January 24, 2018
I suppose this fits in with the rumours about signing Josh Windass
*starts making armpit fart noise* pic.twitter.com/9x28q1Kdg9— Sean Leahy (@thepunningman) January 24, 2018
Which of the 8 stages of grief are we up to now?
When you see the new Leeds United badge pic.twitter.com/6NoMn7TqUB
— Ella (@EllaGusterson) January 24, 2018
At least it's not the worst salute that they could have used
Not gonna lie, the Leeds salute isn't the only hand gesture I make at Leeds games. I spend half the game giving it ✌,🖕 or ✊ to the opposition teams fans. But it doesn't mean I want any of those hand gestures on the new Leeds badge FFS! @andrearadri #LUFC
— (Jay-)Roy Croft (@RCroft_LUFC) January 24, 2018
At the end of the day, at least it was able to bring everybody together, even if just for a few hours
Twitter is full to the brim with people arguing amongst themselves all day long but the new Leeds badge has managed to unite every single account in agreement that it's utterly shite.
That's quite some feat.
— HLTCO (@HLTCO) January 24, 2018
What do you think of the new badge? Let us know in the comments