Fremantle fans outraged after Matagarup Bridge lit up in West Coast colours after Dockers win over Richmond
Fremantle fans leaving Optus Stadium last night were left bewildered after the Matagarup Bridge was lit up in West Coast colours.
The Dockers pulled off a thrilling win against reigning premiers Richmond, jumping back into the top eight with a four-point victory over the Tigers.
But despite braving the elements to watch the famous victory, 24,979 fans were farewelled from the ground by a blue and gold display, rather than purple.
The stadium itself was lit up with purple, green and red to celebrate the Dockers’ Retro Round.
Transport Minister Rita Saffioti, a self-described “big Dockers fan” who attended the game last night, revealed she had received complaints over the mix-up.
“After receiving a series of complaints from fellow commuters on the bus ride home, I can announce an investigation is underway into why the Matagarup Bridge was lit in Eagles colours after such a great win by the Dockers,” she said.
“We will get to the bottom of this. #foreverfreo”
Ms Saffitoti posted a photo to her Twitter account once the bridge colours had been changed to purple, with the caption “all fixed”.
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