Singer Example jokingly accuses rapper Drake of stealing Sheffield Wednesday's badge for clothing range

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Singer and chart star Example has jokingly accused fellow pop sensation Drake of stealing Sheffield Wednesday's famed owl badge for his own clothing range.

The Changed The Way You Kiss Me and Kickstarts musician took to Twitter to poke fun at the Canadian rapper's OVO clothing brand - and its logo's similarity to the Owls' crest.

Example's tweet comparing the Owls badge with the OVO logo.

Example's tweet comparing the Owls badge with the OVO logo.

He wrote: "When are Sheffield Wednesday taking Drake's OVO to court for teefin' (thieving) their logo?," accompanied by a string of "crying with laughter" emojis.

The tweet, which has been retweeted more than 700 times and liked by more than 1,300 people, comes just a few days before Canadian star Drake, best known for One Dance, which spent 15 weeks at number one, plays a sell-out show at Sheffield Arena.

The star's OVO - October's Very Own - clothing range features a gold owl logo - and other Twitter users have also picked up on the similarity.

@Johnboy270783 tweeted: "@example he's a massive Wednesday fan, or so legend has it."

Example

Example

While user ‏@Kenan_Dewar wrote: "@example i'm glad somebody else has noticed this."

Wednesday have been linked with the Owl since 1912.

The original club crest was introduced in 1956 and consisted of a shield showing a traditionally drawn owl perched on a branch.

The crest was changed in 1970 to a minimalist version designed by a local art student, and this logo was used by the club, with variations, until 1995, when it was replaced by a similar design to the original crest.

Drake

Drake

In 1999, the minimalist version was brought back but in 2016, Dejphon Chansiri again changed the club crest, opting for a similar design to the 1956 badge.

Drake is due to perform in Sheffield on Friday.