Frankfurt: Eintracht Frankfurt drops cross

An appeal by football club Eintracht Frankfurt for fans to choose a new jersey for the Bundesliga 2008/2009 season, got about 600 reactions. The fans could choose from 16 designs. Most chose a white shirt with a big black cross on the front. After intensive deliberations, the club chose the jersey which got to second place, a design with a stylized eagle. The reason for the decision: a cross has religious meaning. The decision explicitly referred to the conflict around the Inter Milan jersey in the Champions League, which features a red cross.

Eintracht Frankfurt didn't specify how many votes each shirt got.

Source: Nieuw Religieus Peil (Dutch), from Eintracht Frankfurt site (German)

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