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11th May 2019

Wolves being sued by pensioner who claims he designed club’s crest when he was in school

Wayne Farry

wolves crest

Took him a while to realise it though

A pensioner from Wolverhampton has sued Wolverhampton Wanderers claiming that he designed the Premier League club’s crest as a schoolchild.

Peter Davies, who is in his early 70s, claims to have drawn the crest, which features the head of a wolf in a hexagon and entered into into a contest organised by an art gallery.

Davies says he drew the emblem, featuring the head of a wolf, in the early 1960s and entered it into an art gallery contest, and that his knowledge of geometric theory helped him design the shape.

The former building industry manager claims that he recognised the design in 1979 and applied to register it in 2016.

Wolverhampton Wanderers executives reportedly tried to get the case thrown out in 2018, saying that there was “no reasonable cause of action”, but the case went to court this week.

The current single wolf head crest has been used by the club since 1979. Prior to its use they had a crest consisting of a single leaping wolf, which became three leaping wolves in the mid-1970s.

The crest in use currently was modernised slightly in 2002.