Less than six months after getting lambasted for modernizing the club’s official crest, Everton FC have launched a vote on a new one, to be adopted for the start of next season. Fans can vote on the club’s official website until next Tuesday, October 1st. The winning design will be revealed on Thursday, October 3rd.
In May, the Toffees changed the club’s crest from in an attempt to improve the reproducibility of the design for both media and retail purposes. However, the redesign was so poorly received by supporters that a protest petition reached over 22,000 signatures, prompting the club to offer an apology and begin the process anew, this time with the fans’ input.
To recap, Everton changed their crest from this traditional look…
…to this monstrosity:
The new crest will once again feature the club’s motto Nil Satis Nisi Optimum — Latin for “nothing but the best is good enough” — as well as a less comic-book-looking version of Prince Rupert’s Tower, the crest’s iconic centerpiece. Both changes were the most common requests made by the over 200,000 Everton fans who were consulted for the redesigns.