The city of San Francisco unveiled their Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system earlier this month which should be great news for the crowded, busy city.
Instead, the city is witnessing backlash as 49ers fans protest that the new cars are designed using Seahawks colors…apparently.
As you can see in the picture above, the colors look more like a highlighter yellow and powder blue than the Seahawks’ lime green and navy color scheme.
But 49ers fans still aren’t happy and one fan even started a petition to boycott the system until the colors are changed.
The petition reads:
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.
As of print time, it has 48 signatures.
Surely this was not done on purpose to offend 49ers fans but, as CBSSports.com reported, “it’s worth noting that BART general manager Grace Crunican was the Director of Seattle’s Department of Transportation before taking the BART job in 2011.”
The cars are scheduled to go into action in 2015.
Here’s a preview of what they are designed to do, in all their Seahawks-color glory.