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Bring Back our Blue

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We, the undersigned, as Cardiff City fans and fans of football in general, believe that the colour blue is synonymous with the club, and has been since the club became known as "Cardiff City Football Club" back in 1908. We are extremely grateful for the amount of work that Tan Sri Vincent Tan (VT), Datuk Chan Tien Ghee (TG) & their associates have done with Cardiff City FC (CCFC) since they arrived back on 27th May 2010 & their efforts thus far, to guide the club to the Premier League, but we feel that the changes to "rebrand" the club is a step too far. In May 2012, plans were announced by TG to totally rebrand CCFC and strip the club of its traditional blue shirt to a red shirt with black trim. A change was also made to the club crest and the "dominant" symbol of the club became the dragon. In return for this, VT promised an injection of large sums of cash to put the club on a sound financial footing and to make a real effort for promotion to the Premier League. The club's Malaysian investors believed red to be a more dynamic colour for marketing in Asia, as well as of more national significance in Wales. it is vital to point out that none of this was planned with any fan consultation at any point. CCFC had played in blue since 1908. We won the FA Cup and competed in the top flight in those colours, we are the Bluebirds. A huge part of our identity, history and tradition are bound up in the colours, badge and nickname of the club. We feel that football ownership isn't a business like any other. Dealing with people's hopes, dreams & tradition. 100 years of history & club tradition shouldn't be easily disregarded in order to gain riches or success. We the undersigned, ask that the colour blue is returned as the clubs primary colour. We feel that the red shirt should be reserved for the away kit, to enable the club to use the shirt to promote the club in Asian markets, which the owners feel is vital for the club's growth. We also ask that if the club do not wish to return to the original crest, that they consult with the fans to create a new crest to go forward with, incorporating the famous Bluebird. It must, however, be stressed that we DO NOT WISH to force VT, TG & their associates to leave/abandon the club. We would like to place, on record, our thanks for their contributions to the club and from saving CCFC from certain financial disaster.

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