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New Leeds United crest delayed until 2019 after 'volume of ideas'

The original badge was scrapped Credit: Leeds United

Leeds United have confirmed that they have pushed back the start date of a planned supporter vote on the design of their new club crest.

United were hit by a furious backlash from fans after unveiling a cartoon-style crest for next season's centenary year last month.

Season ticket holders and club members were due to have their say on the crest in a vote beginning yesterday.

But now United have announced that, due to the “volume of ideas and designs submitted”, the vote will not take place until later this year.

Due to the volume of ideas and designs submitted by fans and their focus around celebrating our 100-year anniversary, we can confirm that we will now be introducing a new club crest on the shirt for the 2019-2020 centenary season and beyond.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all fans for the inspiration they have provided which, following further consultation with supporters’ groups, will form the basis of a democratic vote later this year.

– Leeds United spokesperson