49ers fans outraged over train with Seahawks’ colors

San Francisco’s Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system has been restocked with new trains, which is good news for the bustling city’s commuters.

But for the 49ers fans among them, they’re now forced to ride in bright green and blue cars that closely resemble a certain NFC West nemesis.

This is a problem.

So much of a problem, in fact, that one “outraged” Niner fan even started a petition on Change.org, urging the┬áBART authority to alter the color of the seats.

“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,” the petition reads.

As of publication time, the petition has gathered over 500 signatures out of a possible 1,000. Considering how fast these things go viral, it won’t be long until the quota is met.

Crunican — who either has a good sense of humor or doesn’t follow the NFL too closely — can only sit back and wait.

Zack Kelberman
An award-winning sportswriter, reporter and blogger, Zack currently serves as the Miami Dolphins live correspondent and Team Stream curator for Bleacher Report. He's also a freelance NFL writer and the founder/editor-in-chief of Helmet2Helmet. His work has appeared on media outlets such as ESPN, Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports, MSN.com, FanSided.com, and About.com. Zack can be reached on Twitter (@ZackKelberman) or via email (zpkelb@gmail.com).
  • Robert Phillips

    At least the BART will furnish some class for their passengers. What did the whiner fans think…that Bart would paint the train cars ugly red and gold? Too damn many players on the “Santa Clara 9ers” team either in JAIL or on their way to JAIL. How embarrassing for SF ! SEAHAWKS ! “RE-PETE” !!!!~

    • lawrence

      Robert Phillips do us all a favor, quit calling the niners whiners you and all the other Seattle fans sound like 2 yr olds grow up

      • Robert Phillips

        Lawrence, I have a FAVOR for you….quit WHININ’ ! What’s the matter? Didn’t get your baby bottle today? Or, missed a daily FIX? Sore Losers !

  • CaliMoFo7

    If you don’t like the colors … WALK!

  • yourmomsaidso

    Although, I’m a 49er fan, I think it’s kinda funny…. and people are taking it way too seriously. I highly doubt that the Seahawks were the inspiration for those seat colors. smh

  • Scott McCain

    Everyone who signs the petition should also fund it. If you want different colors you should pay for it. Who do you think will pay for that repainting? Last time I checked paint and labor are not free.

  • H4BAF

    Could be worse. It could be the miserable colors of that garbage “franchise” (for lack of a better word) Denver Geldings.