U-17 FIFA World Cup is approaching and like many big events, there also arose an outrage among the netizens regarding the logo of the event.
The Assam State Government announced a logo making competition in order to encourage the designers and artists of the state and getting a good logo which would be later used as the official logo for the U-17 FIFA World Cup’s Guwahati chapter.
Showing support to this initiative many designers and artists from across the state created and submitted their entries in this competition. Recently, the winning entry of the competition was announced by the authorities after which the outrage erupted in the social media.
Here’s the winning logo for U-17 FIFA World Cup :
Created, by a guy named Nibir Das, this was selected as the final logo for the mega event and he was also rewarded Rs. 1.25 lakhs. But as soon as it was revealed in the social media the reactions and comments about this logo were totally negative. Many said that the logo represented more of tourism and culture rather than promoting football which should have been the main motto of the logo.
Here are some of the comments by the netizens about the logo after it was a posted by various Facebook pages of the City
There are many other comments across the social by various people who were totally against the choice of selection of the logo. The selected logo contains the traditional Gamocha, Japi, Tea leaves, rhino, The Saraighat bridge but it has no essence of football in it which makes it look more like a logo for travel and tourism rather than a sporting event.
But wait, there were other logos submitted too which were actually far better than the above one in each and every aspect have a look at some of them.
So as you can see there were a lot other better options for the selector to choose from any of these logos, not only did they contain the essence of football but also contained elements of Assam as well. It is still hard to think as of why the selection committee selected the earlier one. Things like these are the real reasons why many talented artist and designers from our state get demotivated. Also, it does raise questions about the credibility of the Government agencies holding out various activities from time to time.
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