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POLL: How big is the canary on the Norwich City crest?

PUBLISHED: 10:39 29 May 2019 | UPDATED: 10:39 29 May 2019

Emiliano Buendia of Norwich celebrates scoring.  Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Emiliano Buendia of Norwich celebrates scoring. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Paul Chesterton

It symbolises the pride of East Anglia and our players wear it every week over their hearts.

But a debate has started on social media about what is actually on Norwich City's crest - is it a normal sized canary sitting on a miniature football or a giant canary on a normal sized ball?

The canary was adopted by City after immigrant weavers from the Netherlands brought their pet canaries to Norwich in the late 19th century.

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It soon became recognised as a distinct breed known as the Norwich Canary and the club put the crest on its jersey in 1906 with the famous yellow and green.

Teemu Pukki celebrates scoring. 
Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images LtdTeemu Pukki celebrates scoring. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

The current design has been used since 1972 when the Eastern Daily Press ran a competition to find a new design.

But the debate as to how big the canary is has stirred fans with more than 3,700 voting in a Twitter poll created by Nick Hayhoe with about 60pc believing it is a giant canary.

Mr Hayhoe said: "I absolutely love our crest and it makes me ridiculously happy that we haven't changed it since 1973. "Some have suggested that it is standing on a marble stone, which sounds disappointingly correct."


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