Barcelona scrap club badge update

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has confirmed the club will backtrack on their plans to update the club’s badge.

The proposals were to widen and decrease the number of the red and blue ‘blaugrana’ stripes so that they had greater emphasis, with the ‘FCB’ acronym removed.

The football motif was to become more prominent in the centre of the lower half of the badge while outlining between each section of the crest was to be taken away.

However, president Bartomeu has been forced to abandon these plans after being voted down by club members.

The removal of the ‘FCB’ acronym was particularly unpopular as it reminded some fans of Franco forcing these letters off the club’s identity, switching to an ‘CFB’ as the club was forced to assimilate with Castilian names.

“This was a democratic decision which will lead to internal reflection on the issue,” Bartomeu told Catalan media.

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