Rebels speedway club ditch Confederate flag on new logo
Highbridge-based Somerset Rebels speedway club will go into the
new 2016 season sporting a new team logo which will be more representative
of the club's Somerset roots.
their formation in 2000, the team logo has been the Confederate
flag under which the Southern States fought in the American Civil
War, but club promoter Debbie Hancock feels that the club logo
needs to reflect its home county of Somerset.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Even though we are now some 16
years on since the club was first formed, people still ask what
the Confederate flag has to do with Somerset, especially as the
nickname Rebels was adopted to commemorate the Rebel uprising
at the Battle of Sedgemoor."
addition, we felt that given certain tragic events which took
place in America last year, it would be insensitive of us to continue
using the Confederate Flag as the club logo and, as such, we wanted
something which would be more reflective of the County of Somerset
and felt that nothing does that more than the mythical Wyvern,
which is the Somerset County emblem."
that, we are still retaining our traditional red, white and blue
colours and the Rebels nickname, but it was felt that a change
of logo was probably overdue and 2016 will see the team take to
the track sporting our new Wyvern body-colours."