Ukip's lion logo called out for Premier League similarities

Ukip's lion logo called out for Premier League similarities

Ukip's lion logo called out for Premier League similarities

The logo has alreadysparked a war of words between Gary Lineker and Ukip.

Either a purple lion or yacht sail could be chosen by members at their annual conference on Friday, but designers are being accused of trying to rip off the famous football sign in a bid for popularity.

"The lion here looking pretty annoyed he's now forced to accept any work that comes up, even if it means being part of the UKIP logo", another added.

Concerns that Ukip's new leader, to be announced shortly after 5pm on Friday, may not like the new logo were dismissed.

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When he spotted the new logo Match of the Day host Lineker tweeted an "eyes rolling" emoji and the message: 'The @premierleague will be thrilled'.

UKIP hit back, insisting it is not a rip-off.

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But Ukip chairman Paul Oakden has said he is "not worried" about the party logo's resemblance to that of the Premier League, which also depicts a lion.

Party chairman Paul Oakden, who will soon be standing down from his interim role, claimed there are "no similarities between UKIP and Britain First".

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'Gary Lineker is a very well-known, somewhat sanctimonious, extremely well-paid TV celebrity who has their own opinions'.

In June the party's vote plunged from 4 million in 2015 to just 600,000.

Many in Ukip fear she will turn it into a BNP-style party, and 18 of the party's 20 MEPs and several senior party figures have said they will quit in disgust if she is elected.

Anti-Sharia law campaigner Anne Marie Waters was one of the candidates tipped to do well.

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