Everton unveil new club badge

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The new, fan-voted Everton crest © Everton Football Club Facebook

Everton have unveiled their new club crest,  voted for online by the team’s fans, after the design for this season’s kit was widely criticised.

A massive 78% of voters – 10,343 in total – chose design ‘A’, which was one of three options available to them.

Toffees’ manager Roberto Martinez called the new badge a result of “terrific work” by Everton and its fans.

The vote came after a large amount of Everton fans expressed outrage at the design of the badge that was unveiled for this season earlier this year.

Over 20,000 fans signed a petition to have it changed by the club with the main gripe being the removal of the traditional ‘Nil Satis Nisi Optimum’ motto from the crest.

The club rectified that with their new options, all of which displayed the club motto.

New boss Martinez made reference to this, saying: “Straight away you can see certain icons that represent many years of history.

“That’s been very important. I think the fans made it very clear that they wanted to see the tower, they wanted to see our motto; and I think it’s very important that the ‘Nil Satis’ is back on the badge.”

Everton will start using the new badge in the 2014/15 season.

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