City supporters are being asked to help shape the future of the club by backing a fan-endorsed proposal to revert to the iconic badge design used during the eighties.
The iconic Imp design was introduced in the early eighties and remained in use for close to a decade - including during Colin Murphy’s return to the club to lead City back into the Football League – and has since been incorporated into other badge designs.
The enduring popularity of the Imp design prompted a limited reintroduction earlier in 2023, with it featuring prominently around the LNER Stadium such as the mural at the south end of the GBM Stand, throughout the tunnel and in the Branston Legends Lounge.
It features on the travel range worn by players and staff which has proven popular with fans and was used as the crest on the current third shirt.
Following this positive reception, the board considered reverting to this historic design as City’s primary badge.
Consultation has taken place with the Fan Advisory Board, Red Imps Community Trust and Lady Imps Supporters Association - with unanimous endorsements from all three organisations.
City’s board are now asking supporters if they share the preference to revert to this badge design from the 2024/25 season given its reintroduction as a secondary option proved popular with fans.
From the groups consulted, it was felt that the badge symbolises the history of the club as it was most famously worn during Murph’s Mission. With Colin passing away recently, it was also felt fitting to revert to the badge when he led the Imps back to the Football League.
It is now over to you to have your say – do you agree with the board and supporter groups’ recommendation to reintroduce this badge as our primary crest?
The voting period opens at 12noon on Friday 1 December and will close at 12noon on Friday 8 December. All gold, silver and bronze members, as well as shareholders, will have the opportunity to vote.
Full details of the vote process will be communicated with supporters in due course.