November 11, 2013

The City Till We Die group notes with interest that Barnsley FC are offering their supporters the chance to vote on a new badge for their club, via the website www.bebarnsley.com.

Barnsley supporters are being offered a choice of five options. They can choose one of four new designs, or choose to keep the club’s existing badge.

In a club statement on 9 August 2013, Hull City stated: “A new badge, to be used from the 2014-15 season, will be designed and created in consultation with fans over the coming months.”

City Till We Die believes that a poll of supporters is an essential part of any such consultation process, and that such a poll is meaninglessness if it only offers a choice between a range of unacceptable options.

We also believe that what is good enough for supporters of Barnsley FC should be good enough for supporters of Hull City AFC.

We therefore call upon the club to confirm that:

  • Any change to the club badge will be subject to a vote by supporters.
  • Any poll of supporters on a new badge will include an option to keep the existing design (currently in use on the shirts for the 2013-2014 season) – including its current wording.