Leeds United have abandoned plans to release a new badge following overwhelmingly negative feedback from fans.

Unveiled at 12pm this afternoon, Leeds United’s MD Angus Kinnear was frantically backpeddling on Radio Leeds by 6pm after an onslaught of negative fan reaction, mockery from other clubs and press, plus a petition that reached over 45,000 signatures in less than six hours.

Kinnear said the club will now return to the consultation process before making any further moves to change the badge.

If today taught us anything, it’s that Leeds United fans don’t take kindly to their identity being replaced by a headless cartoon man. That, and memes continue to justify all that time you spend browsing social media.