New Zealand’s most successful rugby side – ‘The Crusaders’ – have decided to keep their ‘name’, after a review that began when 51 people died in the Christchurch mosque attacks.
Concerns had been raised about references to the medieval religious wars between the Christians and the Muslims.
The club says, it is dropping its knight and sword logo, but the name will remain; as they denote the name to represent ‘crusading’ for “social improvement and inclusiveness”.
At a news conference held today, the club also presented a new logo, which they hope to start using from next year.
The new logo drops all references to knights and swords.