Cardiff City will return to playing in blue with immediate effect after Vincent Tan, the Championship club’s owner, bowed to growing supporter pressure to scrap the unpopular red home kit and revert to their traditional colours. In a statement released less than 24 hours after representatives from supporter groups met Mehmet Dalman, the club’s chairman, and Ken Choo, the chief executive, Tan confirmed the kit change will be introduced starting with Saturday’s home match against Fulham – following Football League approval – and also revealed that the club crest would be redesigned to make the Bluebird, rather than the dragon, the primary emblem. The changes constitute a major climbdown on Tan’s part and will be viewed as a significant victory by the fans who have campaigned against the Malaysian’s hugely controversial decision to rebrand Cardiff in June 2012. Russell Slade, the Cardiff manager, described the news as a “giant step”. As well as quoting JFK in his statement, Tan, who has invested more than £100m in Cardiff, spoke of his desire to “unite” the club following a turbulent period on and off the field. Relegated from the Premier League last season, Cardiff sit 12th in the Championship after a run… Read full this story
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