Wednesday, 6 June 2012
Fans upset as Cardiff City go from blue to red
Cardiff City upset fans today after bosses confirmed that the club's kit would change from blue to red. The club's Malaysian owners unveiled the new kit today and fans immediately took to social networking site Twitter to voice their opinions. One said: "Sympathy for Cardiff City fans: robbed of history by foreign fast buck men. Football without history & legitimacy is nothing but a circus." Another commented: "Well then, it's confirmed. Cardiff City have become a joke, a sell out and an embarrassment." The switch - which also includes a new club crest and takes effect immediately - comes after the club's hierarchy approved the decision at a board meeting. The club have unveiled three new strips - a red home shirt, a blue away strip, and a third kit, which is mainly black. All new kits bear a redesigned badge, incorporating a main image of a dragon, with a small bluebird inserted underneath, and carrying the slogan "Fire and Passion". In addition to the new kit, the club have announced plans to build a brand-new training ground, pay off the historical Langston debt, provide manager Malky Mackay with a substantial transfer kitty, and explore the possibility of expanding the Cardiff City Stadium. A statement on cardiffcityfc.co.uk, said: "Following a comprehensive review of wider supporter feedback via email, letters, media coverage and polls run via the official Supporters Club and Media Wales and as a consequence of the above commitment, Cardiff City Football Club will also reactivate rebranding proposals with a view to exploiting and maximising its brand and commercial revenues in international markets, which it is hoped in turn will bring success to the club locally, whilst also attracting new partners and investors."