Since the news broke earlier today, Tennesseans have taken to social media to voice their complaints and even began a petition to strike down the new logo.
A common complaint from Tennesseans is the amount of money the state paid GS&F, an advertising agency in Nashville, for the design.
— Zac Gillman (@zacgillman) May 21, 2015
The new state branding follows a decision by the Tennessee Department of Transportation to replace a green-themed symbol introduced by Haslam’s Democratic predecessor Phil Bredesen. The department in 2011 introduced a new logo featuring the TDOT acronym on a red field the shape of the state. For more updates on the new Tennessee state logo, follow us at www.mtsusidelines.com, on Facebook at MTSU Sidelines and on Twitter at @MTSUSidelines To contact News Editor Sarah Grace Taylor, email email@example.com