Spanish La Liga aspect Atlético de Madrid will revert again to a earlier model of its crest after an amazing majority of supporters who participated in a web based vote solid their ballots in favor of the change.
The vote was held between Wednesday, June 28, and Friday, June 30, and was open to any supporters who had grow to be Atlético members previous to the vote.
Based on the membership, 88.68% of the votes solid had been in favor of returning the earlier model of the crest.
On account of the vote, the earlier model of the crest will as soon as once more grow to be Atlético’s official crest beginning on July 1, 2024. It will likely be used within the Estadio Metropolitano, on signage, on the membership’s digital channels, in video video games and on the membership’s kits beginning with the 2024-25 season.
“The Crimson & White household has set an instance of ardour and love for Atleti, collaborating massively and with none kind of incidence in such an essential matter. This truth as soon as once more confirms the big dedication of our members to their group and the existence of various sensitivities that we should respect as a result of all of them work in the direction of a typical good: Atlético de Madrid.”
— Announcement on Atlético de Madrid’s website
A complete of 77,690 Atlético members solid ballots within the vote, which is 56% of the membership’s whole membership. Of those that voted, 68,894 voted in favor of reverting to the outdated crest.
On June 22, on the advice of its Social Fee, Atlético carried out a web based survey asking supporters in the event that they felt the membership ought to think about reinstating the crest they used previous to 2017. Greater than 61,000 members “expressed their need for the membership to contemplate the change.”
Because of this, Atlético chief government officer Miguel Ángel Gil dedicated to convening the membership’s administration council to “to launch a binding vote by which [supporters] can select between maintaining the present defend or reintroducing the earlier one.”
Atlético’s crest has at all times been primarily based on Madrid’s coat of arms, which encompasses a black bear, a strawberry tree and a blue border with seven stars. When Atlético moved into its new stadium, the Estadio Metropolitano, in 2017, the membership additionally took the chance to modernize its crest. The bear and tree had been flipped horizontally and rendered in blue to match the border, a gold define was eliminated totally and the orientation of the stripes within the backside half was modified in order that the center stripe was white as a substitute of crimson.
Based on Forbes, these adjustments have been unpopular for the reason that unveiling. The controversy heated up after Atlético unveiled its 2022-23 house kits, which featured wavy crimson and white stripes. In response, Atlético arrange their Social Fee, made up of 10 membership members, to debate matters like this.
When the membership insisted altering the crest wouldn’t be on the desk, a number of members of the fee resigned, and supporters’ teams staged strikes. They held protests exterior the stadium, and people inside waved flags with the outdated crest and refused to sing or cheer.
“Our present badge will grow to be a part of the household of badges and logos which have accompanied us all through our historical past,” Atlético stated in its announcement of the vote results. “… The philosophy of Atlético de Madrid is to embrace and bear in mind its historical past, which begins a brand new stage with the return to the earlier badge.”