That’s terrible. I hope there is a big backlash in Spain over this.
For the record, in the USA, the ice hockey team, LA Kings may have dealt with this issue in the last 20 years or so.
Old logo: nhlwallpapers10.net/wp-content/uploads/images/85/los-angeles-kings.jpg
New Logo: sports-logos-screensavers.com/user/LosAngelesKings2.jpg
West Ham logo: http://www.brandsoftheworld.com/sites/default/files/styles/logo-thumbnail/public/0024/2104/brand.gif
Not changed so far, let’s hope some other clubs do not make these concessions.
From the article in the OP:
This comes at a time Real Madrid are beginning the construction of a $1 billion sports tourist resort in the United Arab Emirates. It is reported to be the world’s first theme park on an artificial island to combine tourism and sports.
A bit understandable but I’m still not sure.
Real Madrid is probably the biggest professional sports franchise in the world unless somehow, our NFL teams are actually bigger money makers.
One of the above posts say this will only occur as a change in the Muslim world. Okay, we will see. We can watch Cristiano Ronaldo’s jersey.
It would not surprise me that other Spanish clubs have this cross on them as well, a number of the teams have a King’s crown on the logo.
Real Betis: http://republicadelbranding.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/real_betis_logo.png