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Hi, all!

I hope everyone’s keeping up to date on the story of a cargo ship stuck in the Suez Canal.

Ramble of the Day

Who doesn’t love a rebrand? Actually, allow me to rephrase: Who doesn’t love the chance to have an opinion on a rebrand? The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) is the latest to provide us a topic worth discussing, deciding to change up their logo. It’s a choice.

Clearly, the RFEF was going for a minimalist and clean aesthetic and they most certainly achieved that. I generally have no issue with the concept of minimalism and to be honest, there are probably a few places I prefer it. This, though, is a little bit too generic. I’m getting some Bayer vibes, though I will admit that RFEF’s new logo has more personality than Bayer’s.

The bigger crime here, though, is that they felt the need to change the original logo. The old logo probably deserved a little bit of a clean up, because some of it does feel dated. The font is not to my tastes, and the lines give off the vibe that they were drawn by hand with a Sharpie, and I can understand the RFEF no longer wanting that. The general design and color scheme are pretty great, though — circular logos are good, the wrapped around text worked well, and the colors both give it personality but clearly associate with Spain’s flag.

I’m a bit like a child and frequently gravitate towards colorful things, so I think the old logo provided a very strong jumping off point for a rebrand. The fact that they changed out something that was colorful and had personality for something that is pretty basic was never going to be to my liking.

tl;dr: The Royal Spanish Football Federation changed its logo, and I can’t say I’m a fan.

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Links of the Day

Police Scotland are expected to question Slavia Prague’s Ondřej Kúdela about racially abusing Rangers’ Glen Kamara if Kúdela travels to London for a match against Arsenal.

Ex-FIFA president Sepp Blatter received a new six year ban from the sport.

Nicky Butt resigned from his role as Manchester United’s head of first team development.

Manchester City will install more than 5000 seats designed for safe standing at the Etihad Stadium.

A longer read: Rory Smith interviews Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies on being born to Liberian refugees, moving to Canada as a kid, and becoming a UN goodwill ambassador for The New York Times