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Cardiff City revert to traditional blue kit

9 January 2015

Cardiff City will revert to their traditional blue home kit with immediate effect.

The club announced the news on their official Twitter account, with the traditional colours set to be worn in the Sky Bet Championship match at home to Fulham on Saturday.

In two further tweets, the club said: "He (Tan) has also confirmed the #CardiffCity crest will be redesigned, featuring a #Bluebird as a primary focus.

"The crest will proudly reflect #CardiffCity history and tradition along with elements reflecting (Tan's) culture and beliefs."

Cardiff manager Russell Slade, speaking before the change had been confirmed, described it as a "giant step" which will allow them to sustain future success.

Tan called a meeting between Cardiff officials and supporters on Thursday night to discuss the controversial rebranding exercise which resulted in the home kit changing to red in 2012.

Tan's move came on the back of a record low Cardiff City Stadium crowd of just over 4,000 for the FA Cup third-round tie with Colchester, planned anti-red protests and the threat of thousands of season tickets not being renewed.

There was unanimous support at the meeting for the club to abandon red and revert to their traditional blue colours with the bluebird crest replacing the dragon as Cardiff's primary emblem.

"People were able to say what they thought and they said it an eloquent and intelligent way," said Slade, who attended Thursday's meeting at the Cardiff City Stadium.

"It was received very well from everyone at the football club and I thought it was a giant step."

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