Rugby

Blue Bulls to lose their daisy?

2012-02-11 15:54
Blue Bulls (File)
Cape Town - The Barberton daisy and the light blue colours of Northern Gauteng’s sports teams are under renewed threat from politicians.

The Tshwane Sports Council (TSC), which was formed under suspicious circumstances two years ago, will on 31 March officially become the governing body of sport in the Tshwane region.

And according to the Beeld newspaper this new council is keen to replace the daisy and light blue colours with a more representative emblem and colours.

The daisy has been prominent on the Blue Bulls rugby team's jerseys for years and feature on most of Northern Gauteng sports teams' shirts.

“All sports codes in the region would have to conform to the TSC’s constitution," a well-informed source told Beeld.

“Even though the Blue Bulls and Bulls emblems are registered trademarks, there will definitely be political pressure for only one sports emblem to be used for sports teams.”

The Blue Bulls Rugby Union (BBRU) and the Notherns Cricket Union (Titans) have already indicated they are against this new proposition.

Elise Lombard, CEO of Northerns, said the daisy is the team’s registered trademark.

Chaka Croukamp, vice-president of the BBRU said it doesn’t make sense from a commercial point of view to change the team’s registered trademark.

“It is the union’s registered trademark and is known worldwide.”

Twenty-eight sports codes have already indicated that they do not support the new proposition.

In 2010 the Tshwane Sports Council made five suggestions - all with the colours white, black, yellow and green - to replace the light blue.

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