Inspired by the urban sign, the developers of the logo also decided to decorate it with a beautiful inscription in Latin.
This badge was based on the arms of the city of Manchester, and consisted of a shield in front of a golden eagle. The eagle is an old heraldic symbol of the city of Manchester. The shield features a ship on its upper half representing the Manchester Ship Canal, and three diagonal stripes in the lower half symbolise the city’s three rivers – the Irwell, the Irk and the Medlock. The bottom of the badge bears the motto “Superbia in Proelio”, which translates as “Pride in Battle” in Latin. Above the eagle and shield are three stars, which are purely decorative.