Kedah, a second-tier Malaysian club, have denied that their controversial logo change from green and yellow to red came as a caveat to a two £371,500 investment by Cardiff City's owner Vincent Tan, reports The Guardian.
The logo switch is similar to what Malaysian businessman Tan employed at Cardiff City, who now play in red despite protests by supporters of the Welsh side who are known as the Bluebirds.
The Bernama news agency said the logo change had angered fans of Malaysia's three-times champions, but the club's honorary secretary, Aminuddin Omar, rejected the suggestion they had their hand forced.
"We did not change the logo or colour according to our own taste or fancy but it was part of a transformation that KFA will be undergoing for the development of football in the state," Aminuddin was quoted as saying.
The old logo was the idea of the former manager Ahmad Basri Mohd Akil, who led the club to a number of honours. Tan had not interfered in the running of the team since his investment on 15 August, the report quoted Aminuddin as saying, adding that the change of logo had been approved by the Sultan of Kedah.
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