The Football Association was considering a scheme for simplifying club badges and emblems so that they more closely reflected the clubs’ names. A committee was set up to receive suggestions and, after a few weeks, the chairman called a meeting.
‘Gentlemen,’ he said, ‘our request for new club badge designs has produced a very satisfactory response.
Most of the suggestions are perfectly straightforward and logical – an ox for Oxford United, a sun for Sunderland, a heart for Heart of Midlothian, a windmill and a brick wall for Millwall.
However, I’m afraid we must definitely draw the line at the proposed design received from Arsenal!’