In an attempt to give a modern touch to the team's iconic badge, La Liga giants FC Barcelona have proposed a plan which sees the club crest undergoing some minor changes. The proposed new badge is expected to roll out for the 2019-20 season.
The Spanish club announced their decision by posting a picture of the club's logos over the years. A statement on the club website read: "FC Barcelona is changing its crest in order to adapt to modern times.''
The biggest change in the crest, will see the initials 'FCB' been removed from the badge, which has featured prominently on the shield for over a decade. The last time the logo had undergone a change, was back in 2002.
Other minor yet subtle changes includes the removal of the the black lines inside the crest. The reduction of the Blaugrana stripes from seven to five, while it also sees the highlighting of some colors, in which the football placed in the middle can be prominently featured.
However, the stipulated change which has already been given the green light by the Board of Directors, will now require a final nod from the club membership at the Delegate Assembly on October 20 to make it official.
If approved this will be the first time that Barcelona have changed their crest since 2002. It will also be the first time since the club initials 'FCB' or 'CFB' will not feature on the iconic badge.
Meanwhile, in its latest match week, the La Liga witnessed what is regarded as one of the crazy moments in the tournament's history. For the first time since 2015, fierce arch-rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid suffered shock defeats on the same day.
League leaders and defending champions Barcelona stumbled to 2-1 defeat at the hands of bottom-placed Leganes, while on the other side, 13-time European champions Real Madrid were humiliated 3-0 at the hands of Sevilla.