MANCHESTER CITY are planning to offer tattooed fans free laser surgery if the club badge is redrawn. City executives are considering making the generous gesture if they go through with their scheme to overhaul the crest. Diehard supporters who proudly wear their club’s current badge on their bodies may have worried that their ink will soon become out of date ruining the effect.
But lavish City have stepped in and are discussing plans at the highest level to help fans have the old crest erased or redesigned using laser technology to stay up to the minute. The procedure may well cost the Premier League giants a small fortune, but they can afford it.
Today the league leaders secured a £265million Chinese investment to bolster their financial powers.
The decision to change the badge was made last Tuesday when Etihad chiefs announced the current crest would be rounded. Supporters had their say on the matter, as they were able to vote using a questionnaire handed out during their clash with Bournemouth on October 17. And an overwhelming desire amongst Man City fans to revert to a circular badge, as used in two previous crests, has swayed the club.
Kevin Parker, General Secretary of the Manchester City FC Supporters Club, said: “I am delighted that the Club consulted with the fans about our most important symbol. “It is impressive that they canvassed our opinions on this matter and that they want to reflect our feedback in the ultimate design. “On a personal note, while the Eagle badge will rightly live on in fans’ hearts, minds and on football kits for all that it has come to symbolise over the years, I am pleased that we will once again see the round design which has twice featured in our past badges.”