Fraud? Malaysian Club Rips Off Manchester City Logo

Saturday, 19 January 2019
Malaysian Club Petaling Jaya City FC this week went through a redesign process, in which the club's logo was changed most notably.

Founded in 2014 as MISC-MIFA, the club currently competes in the Malaysia Super League, the highest tier of Malaysian football. Since its foundation in 2014, the club experienced two promotions, whereas the promotion to the Malaysia Super League was the product of one team pulling out.

Manchester City - Petaling Jaya City FC

Compare Manchester City's redesigned crest to Petaling Jaya City FC's logo down below.

Although Petaling Jaya City FC did their best trying to hide the obvious similarities by changing the general shape and some elements of the badge, the reminiscence is nevertheless blatant.

For one, the officials replaced the main elements of Manchester City's new crest, a single red rose and a sailing boat, with a tulip respectively an eagle, and altered the general shape into a somewhat more dynamic design.

On the other hand, characteristic design features such as the color scheme as well as the trademark simpflied look were retained in the design process to make for an obvious copy in the end.

New Manchester City Crest Revealed

Should Manchester City sue such a blatant attempt of copying their design as Juventus already did in the past or would you take it as an acknowledgement of sorts, if a club heavily bases its core identity upon yours? Let us know your thoughts in the comments down below.
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