Outrage has greeted the unveiling of a new Premier League logo today, with lions’ rights groups claiming the design creates a “dangerous and unrealistic portrayal” of lions.
The new design, released ahead of next season, displays the historic Premier League lion in a slimmed down, body-free look, and was greeted with widespread condemnation by the wider lion community.
“We find it despicable that in this day and age an organisation like the Premier League feels this is an appropriate portrayal of our kind,” said lion spokesman Kimboo, adding that the depiction of a headless lion has caused distress through the lion community, which is still reeling from the untimely and much-publicised death of its leader Cecil.
“This sort of image is dangerous for young lions and lionesses alike, who shouldn’t be forced to grow up thinking this is how they should look at all times.”
At press time, lion rights groups were said to have been appeased after being offered large amounts of animal flesh as way of an apology from the Premier League.