NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have decided to abort their supporters’ vote for a new crest less than 24 hours after it began.
The Rodney Parade region have pulled the campaign in an embarrassing climbdown after receiving negative feedback.
There have been 2,234 votes since the yourdragons.co.uk website went live at 6pm yesterday but the current logo - which has been on the jersey since 2003 - will remain next season.
The idea opened up a can of worms, firing up the rival factions that argue for a return to just Newport or for the region simply to called the Dragons.
A statement to supporters reads: “Yesterday we launched the ‘Your Dragons’ campaign, an initiative aimed at asking you, the supporter, to choose the new Newport Gwent Dragons logo for next season.
“We launched the campaign with the best intentions of providing you with the opportunity to choose the logo you enjoyed the most.
“Yet in light of the vast amount of feedback we have received from the Newport Gwent Dragons community, we have unanimously learned that the logos do not resonate with you in the way in which they were intended.
“As a result, we have decided to withdraw the campaign and will continue to use the current Newport Gwent Dragons logo for next season.
“Your feedback is always highly valuable to us and we hope that our swift response demonstrates our commitment to your thoughts.”