As The Football League is historically rebranded, fans of all colours joined together to make English Football League jokes about the new name’s similarity to a well-known nationalist group and the accompanying logo.
The oldest league competition in world football shocked everyone with their announcement on Thursday afternoon that they would be changing a name that has stood for over 125 years.
So now there are English Football League jokes after the organisation provided notice of the rebrand:
The EFL? Sounds like something Nick Griffin would be involved with.
— Tom Bassam (@Tbassam) November 12, 2015
The English Football League sounds like the EDL's 5-a-side competition at Powerleague on a Monday night.
— Alex Shaw (@AlexShawESPN) November 12, 2015
Well that is a blessed relief. I though the Football League was based in Malta. #efl
— Nick Godwin (@NickGodwinsport) November 12, 2015
All that money put into the rebranding, but as soon as I type EFL I think of a right-wing nationalist group. Not ideal.
— Charles Watts (@charles_watts) November 12, 2015
— Ben Wilson (@BenjiWilson) November 12, 2015
So The Football League is to be rebranded the 'EFL'. The logo wouldn't look out of place on a box of washing powder. pic.twitter.com/vv0AkNcPfY
— TheFootballRepublic (@TheFootballRep) November 12, 2015
So after months of meetings between some of the sharpest minds in the game, the Football League will be renamed the English Football League.
— Leigh Curtis (@LeighCurtis_NP) November 12, 2015
When you hear the Football League is being renamed ‘English Football League’ … pic.twitter.com/FATe2tJGQY
— FootballFanCast.com (@FootballFanCast) November 12, 2015
In truth, I don't care about the new #EFL logo, just think the money could have been better spent resurrecting the Anglo-Italian Cup.
— Spirit of Mirko (@mirkobolesan) November 12, 2015
0 – Number of Football League fans who think renaming it the "English Football League" is more vital than fairer ticket prices. Corporate.
— OptaJoke (@OptaJoke) November 12, 2015
— David Jones (@jonesthescribe) November 12, 2015
'No it's different, because it's now called the 'English Football League'. pic.twitter.com/GWGkYz2Jiw
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) November 12, 2015
The English Football League rebrand screams "unpaid utility bill" pic.twitter.com/SRDLztPhIW
— Ben Machell (@ben_machell) November 12, 2015
With the Football League rebranded to the English Football League, will the clean sheets table be known as the English Defence League? #EFL
— Tom Sutherland (@SimplySuvo92) November 12, 2015
There goes the English as a Foreign Language hashtag #EFL
— FootballBurp.com (@FootballBurp) November 12, 2015
General #efl harrumphing tweet.
— El Hugh (@El_Hugh_LMC) November 12, 2015