Barcelona president reveals new badge design has been canned

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Josep Maria Bartomeu and others behind the scenes at Barcelona are entering a period of "internal reflection" after their proposed badge redesign was roundly met with anger from the club's supporters.

The planned crest tweak has been ditched after club members expressed disappointment at an AGM over "FCB" being removed and other slight changes made to the current badge.

"There were doubts about whether the AGM was the right place to decide the matter," club president Bartomeu told Catalunya Radio on Monday, as reported by ESPN's Sam Marsden. "Some people thought it should have gone to a referendum. (In the end) we got rid of the issue, it was democratic.

"It was as simple as removing something because the members did not accept it. Now we will have some internal reflection over the badge."

It was slated to be the first change to the Barcelona crest since 2002 - and the 10th overall - to help the club "adapt to modern times." Following the response to this design, Barcelona have vowed to never ditch "FCB" from future drafts.

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