The Cleveland Browns changed their look of their logo this offseason with just slight changes. But, the update to the logo was built up for a week with a big reveal to show off the new logo. The big hubbub ended up being way overblown with jokes about its big flop coming from all over the place, especially from fans. The jokes continued yesterday when people celebrated April Fool’s Day by poking fun at the Cleveland Browns logo change, including the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Orchestra.
The Cleveland Orchestra started off the jokes when they showed the Twitterverse their “new logo”.
BREAKING – We've unveiled a new logo today. “Our updated logo is reflective of today’s modern Cleveland,” pic.twitter.com/gYRFWZjSKY
— Cleveland Orchestra (@CleveOrchestra) April 1, 2015
The orchestra may not have changed their logo at all (from picture to picture), but the point and humor was easy to notice. Then, later on in the day, one of the Browns division rivals thought that it would join in on the fun. The Cincinnati Bengals sent out a tweet that made it seem like they were going to get a new logo.
Unlike the orchestra, the Bengals actually changed the shade of orange in their picture to poke even more fun at Cleveland and the Browns.
— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) April 1, 2015
With many jokes being made about the logo change that mainly consisted of a new shade of orange and a new color facemask, it is not hard to make fun of the Browns for this, especially on April Fool’s Day. I guess it is well deserved after the Browns built up their new logo for over a week before its release, when in reality, the new logo was not really “new”.
In response to the new logo announcement that turned into a much-criticized event because of the build up of over a week, Browns President Alec Scheiner said, “In retrospect, there was maybe a quieter way of doing it.” Hopefully their new jersey announcement, which will be on April 14, will be so good that it cannot be turned into the brunt of jokes as well.
The Browns, in attempt to defend themselves in some good-natured tweeting, shot back with this:
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) April 1, 2015