SAN FRANCISCO, April 21 (UPI) -- A San Francisco 49ers fan started a petition on Change.org asking the city’s public transportation system not to outfit its cars with the colors of rival Seattle Seahawks.
The region’s Bay Area Rapid Transit system is getting new trains that look as if they are going to have neon green and blue interiors. It doesn’t matter that the new BART trains aren’t supposed to hit the tracks until 2017; to some 49ers fans, the Seahawks colors are already too much to take.
Nasir Safdar started the Change.org petition on Saturday and it already has almost 2,000 signatures.
According to the petition:
“The Seattle Seahawks are the chief rivals of the San Francisco 49ers. To outfit BART car seats in the team colors of the Seattle Seahawks (i.e. neon green and blue) is an outrage and a slap in the face of every San Francisco 49ers fan who rides BART. I call upon BART General Manager Grace Crunican (who oddly enough worked as Director of the Seattle Department of Transportation prior to joining BART) to scrap plans to adorn BART car seats in neon green and blue and instead choose other colors.”
Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports the new trains will be displayed at a series of public viewings, so Bay Area residents will get lots of chances to complain.
“This is insensitive to the Bay Area. Why not choose neutral colors. This was intentionally done and the people responsible should foot the bill to change the colors,” wrote one person who signed the petition.