Valencia say they will not use a new version of their bat logo as part of the club crest, after comic book maker DC Comics threatened to sue due to its similarity to the Batman symbol.

Valencia says it had applied for a copyright for a new design of the bat that forms part of its crest, but it has since decided to discard it after DC Comics “presented its opposition to the request.”

The club says “there does not exist a lawsuit by DC Comics,” but the club no longer has “plans to use” the new design.

The bat has formed part of Valencia’s crest since 1922, pre-dating Batman by 17 years.

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