THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

1 September ~ According to the press release for this design, there is a lot of complex symbolism here. The designers state: "The shape of the badge is taken from heraldry and represents the defensive shield, a subliminal promise that the club will look after its own people at every level. The image of the ball represents football itself, the liberating nature of the game for both the free and the oppressed people of the world. The vertical stripes or bars represent the oppressed people being in jail, while the football, at its raised altitude, stands for the free people of the world visiting them – or just passing by the jail – as well as representing Freedom itself. Of course it also represents football. The vertical stripes equally symbolise the team's kit as well as the ability to go up and down, the vicissitudes of life to which a football club and all of us are prone. Read more

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