It was a case of ‘you had one job’ over the lights at Matagarup Bridge last night.
After a killer four-point win against reigning premiers Richmond, the almost-25,000 Freo fans leaving Optus Stadium weren’t greeted by the purple light display on Matagarup Bridge… but the blue-and-gold of West Coast.
— Marianne (@FreoSiren) August 1, 2021
— Nadia Mitsopoulos (@NadiaMits) August 1, 2021
The gaffe went to the top, with Transport Minister (and Dockers fan) Rita Saffioti, who was also at the game, tweeting that she would “get to the bottom” of situation after receiving a “series of complaints”.
The wrong was finally righted a short time later when Saffioti tweeted “All fixed” with a awkward/relief emoji and a snap of the bridge with the correct colours.
All fixed. 😅 pic.twitter.com/zqOqWLIlrD
— Rita Saffioti (@Rita_Saffioti) August 1, 2021