Ukip's lion logo called out for Premier League similarities

Ukip members decided on the logo at their conference in Torquay choosing the lion, now known as Flossie, to replace Ukip's famous pound sign logo.

UKIP's new design option has also apparently upset football bigwigs at the Premier League, whose logo features a purple lion's head.

Meanwhile, a spokesman for the Premier League is reported to be consulting lawyers.

But a Ukip spokesman insisted they have checked he logo does no infringe copyright telling reporters "We are not that stupid".

"This is the UKIP lion ..."

Announcing that UKIP was the party to fight these attempts to block Brexit, Crowther unveiled the logo for the party's new Out Now campaign, which he described as a re-launch of the original Brexit campaign that was to be a national doorstep effort to keep enthusiasm for Britain leaving the European Union high.

Ukip chairman Paul Oakden told BBC Two's Daily Politics: "I'm not anxious".

The Premier League are consulting their lawyers amid claims Ukip 'stole' their lion logo for their rebrand

Former England footballer Mr Linekar tweeted a link to the new images with the sarcastic message "the premier league will be thrilled".

It was quickly pointed out how similar Ukip's new logo is to the Premier League lionWill the Premier League take action over the design?

The Match Of The Day hit back: 'But I'm working hard on having someone else's opinions'.

Many in Ukip fear she will turn it into a BNP-style party, and 18 of the party's 20 MEPs and several senior party figures have said they will quit in disgust if she is elected. "It is a symbol that broadly is recognized internationally as a symbol of this country", a party spokesman told the Daily Mirror.

During the conference, members of the party will be voting on a new leader.

In June the party's vote plunged from 4 million in 2015 to just 600,000.



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