Real Madrid lose Christian cross from club crest to appease Abu Dhabi bank
Real Madrid remove Christian cross from logo to appease Muslim sensibilities and seal lucrative 'strategic alliance' with Abu Dhabi bank
Real Madrid have removed the cross from their club crest as part of a lucrative three-year deal with the National Bank of Abu Dhabi.
It is believed the European champions' new crest, minus the Christian cross, was created so as not to offend Muslim sensibilities in the United Arab Emirates, where a marketing drive will take place.
Club president Florentino Perez labelled the deal as a "strategic alliance with one of the most prestigious institutions in the world".
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