FOOTIE followers are preventing to modify blue lights on a bridge by their floor — as they’re the color of their bitter rivals.
Southampton FC supporters are campaigning to get the color scheme modified to pink.
Their staff, nicknamed Saints, play in pink and white whereas south coast neighbours Portsmouth play in blue.
Marketing campaign chief Perry McMillan is invoking a medieval court docket course of — often known as a Courtroom Leet listening to — to attempt to safe the change on the Itchen Bridge.
The taxi driver, 64, mentioned: “I’ve been a Saints fan because the Sixties and it’s onerous to imagine the lights are blue.
“Saints followers need to put up with mickey-taking from Pompey followers over it.”
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The bridge was fitted with blue LED lights in 2011 — regardless of being inside yards of Saints’ St Mary’s Stadium.
Mr McMillan will attraction earlier than the Courtroom Leet tomorrow.
He mentioned: “We came upon that via Courtroom Leet the Sheriff can grant requests so I’m hoping they are going to see sense.”
Southampton Metropolis Council mentioned blue lights had been put in as pink was an issue for mariners and air pilots.