Mar 31, 2012

Real Madrid changes their crest

As noticed by spanish Marca Real Madrid has removed the cross from the crown in their logo (see photo). The reason behind it is building Real Madrid Resort Island on the Ras Al Khaimah island in United Arab Emirates. It will be officially open in 2015 and its purpose is to collect 150 millions of Real fans living in Asia. Florentino Perez wants to "avoid any confusion or misinterpretation" of his project being built in a largely Muslim region.

The cross has been a part of the crest because it was the part of King Alfonso XIII's crown. Alfonso XIII granted the club his royal patronage in 1920 and changed the club's name from Madrid Club de Futbol to Real Madrid. There is only one question. Was the change needed to not offend Muslims or to get big money?