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Everton to restore motto to crest following backlash

Fans were outraged when the motto was removed

By | 19th September 2013

Everton crests

Everton will restore the motto of their club to their crest after receiving heavy criticism from fans. The motto, Nil Satis Nisi Optimum, which means “nothing but the best is good enough,” has been a part of the crest for 75 years but was taken out when Everton put the image through a redesign.

Everton revealed the new crest earlier this year by and it was instantly abhorred by the club’s supporters. Due to the backlash Everton faced, they are redesigning the crest utilizing a Liverpool-based design firm. The club allowed fans to submit their requests as to what they would like to see with the new design and are allowing supporters to vote on three options that will be presented online at evertonfc.com/crest.

“There were clear messages that have come out from fans as to what they want,” club communications director Alan Myers stated, according to the BBC.

“The motto Nil Satis Nisi Optimum will be on the new crest because 95% to 96% of fans said they want it and that’s what we wanted.”

The new crests will be revealed on September 23rd for fans to cast their votes.

Everton will head to Upton Park on Saturday to play West Ham before visiting Craven Cottage next Tuesday to face off against Fulham in the Capital One Cup. Either match could see the debut of season-long loan signing Romelu Lukaku.



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