Hibs confirm club badge is safe from Lord Lyon's wrath

Hibernian Football Club have allayed supporter fears that the club would be forced into changing its crest after legal action against other Scottish teams.

Hibs insist their badge is safe from any prosecution. Picture: Sandy Young
Hibs insist their badge is safe from any prosecution. Picture: Sandy Young

The Easter Road side tweeted out a response after fans asked them whether the club badge was under threat from Lord Lyon’s Procurator Fiscal, responsible for enforcing the 16th century legislation on crests or emblems which may be regarded as “heraldic devices”.

Airdrieonians have already been forced into making a switch after action was brought against their “illegal” badge, while Ayr United will be changing theirs before the 2017-18 season.

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Hibs insist that when they last changed their badge, in 2000, they were given the go-ahead by the Court of the Lord Lyon.

They tweeted: “For those asking we won’t be changing the club crest any time soon - Lord Lyon gave the seal of approval years ago.”

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