That's your point of view. You have to take in consideration that Tatars and muslims in general have a totally different semiotical tradition. Also the AkBars Kazan jersey logo is not really the team logo. It's the coat of arms of Tatarstan. It may be not well designed for your eyes, but that's what Tatars want it to be.
I think he was talking about this horrific thing:
And not the coat of arms that they have on their jerseys.
Riga debuted their third jerseys at a team event the other week (they'll wear them at 5 home games this season to honour their 5th year of existence). I like the use of black, since another maroon jersey would be too boring, but the whole Dallas Stars design should have never passed the draft stages - it didn't work for Dallas, and it hasn't worked for anyone who's used it since. It's not that it's ugly, it's just very uncreative and bland. I wonder if the actual game jerseys will have their regular collars, or these cheaper looking ones that are usually reserved for their replica jerseys.
Gotta agree on that the Dallas Star-ish design is pretty uncreative, but at least it's something fresh and different compared to usual jerseys. As for the collars I'm pretty sure the final version of the jersey will look much better overall with stitched logos, lettering, numbers etc.