Own goal! Why are Twitter users mercilessly mocking UKIP's new logo?

Own goal! Why are Twitter users mercilessly mocking UKIP’s new logo

"For a start, I don't mind Ukip being associated with the Premier League".

The Premier League is said to be consulting its legal team, a move which UKIP said was not a problem.

The lion design that has been selected as the new Ukip logoWhat is the new Ukip logo?

Whilst the lion logo has been positively received by UKIP supporters at conference, it has been mocked in some quarters.

"We didn't know which of the two logos was going to be chosen this morning, but obviously we ran both through the appropriate legal checks before we put them to our membership", Oakden said in an interview with the broadcaster.

Ukip chairman Paul Oakden told BBC Two's Daily Politics: "I'm not anxious". If they (the Premier League) feel they have a right to take legal action I'm sure they'll consult with their lawyers.

Former England striker Gary Lineker suggested the Premier League "will be thrilled" with the design's apparent similarity to the logo of England's top flight.

The party, who elected Henry Bolton as their new leader on Friday, revealed a fresh look at their annual conference in Torquay.

Elsewhere the spokesman described the ex-footballer as an "extremely well-paid TV celebrity who has their own opinions".

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

The Ukip spokesman said the logo 'is not a rip off - it's the internationally recogised symbol of this country.

However, one Twitter-goer was quick to point out the similarities between UKIP's new design and BPP Law School's current logo.

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

But her strident views have sparked horror among many of her party colleagues and could see the Ukip split for good.

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