Remember UKIP? They were that political party who campaigned for the UK to be independent from the European Union. Then the country voted to do just that, before realising that nobody had a clue how that would actually work. Now everyone blames them and Boris Johnson’s bus for the whole Brexit mess.
That Nigel Farage bloke was the leader for them, and then he wasn’t, then he was again, and then he wasn’t again. Then he became mates with Trump and he disappeared for a while after travelling inside his gold elevator. Last we heard he had a job delivering post to the BBC…
Delivering my letter of complaint to the BBC Director-General yesterday. pic.twitter.com/TerWF4Z2dO
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) September 20, 2017
Anyway, the guys over at UKIP have had a bit of a rethink and decided that their old logo featuring the symbol for the pound was no longer relevant. Which makes sense, seeing how the pound was no longer relevant anymore either. So they came up with two alternatives for their new logo, which were put to the vote at their party conference today. Here’s the winner (probably by 52% of the vote):
Anyway UKIP members have just voted and confirmed that they want this as their logo. pic.twitter.com/QWqFIWnT8m
— Jim Waterson (@jimwaterson) September 29, 2017
The members of UKIP thought it looked really good. A totally ‘original piece’ and looked nothing like any other branding that exists at the mo…
UKIP's new logo is just the Premier League lion with a thorn in his paw pic.twitter.com/G4fVs5hrMQ
— Lily Bailey (@LilyBaileyUK) September 29, 2017
Uh-oh. It seems that UKIP’s graphic design team have stepped on the Premier League’s toes. Or rather, they’ve stepped on the Premier League lion’s tail.
Of course, MOTD host and noted centrist dad/forward, Gary Lineker had something to say about it too:
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) September 29, 2017
And now everyone’s talking about the war of the lions. It seems only a matter of time before the Premier League round up their lawyers and get them hunting the new cat in town.
UKIP seem convinced though that any similarities between the two lions are purely coincidental, and there’s no case to be had. But if they’re forced to change it due to any threat of legal action, their pride will surely be dented.