Sunderland fans' mixed reaction to '˜pink' seats campaign over Stadium of Light

Sunderland fans have had a mixed reaction to a campaign calling for the Stadium of Light's faded '˜pink' seats to be replaced.Lifelong fan James Smallwood has set up a petition on the website as well as a Facebook page calling on chiefs to replace the tired-looking chairs with bright red new ones.Fellow Black Cats supporters are split over the idea, however, with some for, some against '“ and some offering ideas on what needs to be done on our Facebook page.Our poll is also running at 77% in favour of replacing the seats.Paul Boss Hogg: said: Pink seats are making us a laughing stock. Replace them all and do what Lyndsey says. I think that's a cracking idea.'Heather Brown said: 'Length of time the stadium has been built it's high time we replaced the seats. Plenty of other stadiums have red seats that don't fade regardless of the sun.'Lyndsey Owen said: 'Totally agree! However, surely you can install the seats and cover them in SAFC branded tarpaulin? Prevent any bleaching and probably a cheaper option?'Rachel Elizabeth Marshall said: 'I think we could replace them and then use a cover to protect them from the sun. 'That way we will look more affluent by keeping our stadium in good nick, but will save us the job of having to replace them again for a long,long time. Appearance counts for a lot when trying to attract sponsorship and international fans.'However, others have different ideas '“ with some thinking the cash could be better spent.Tracey Donnelly said: 'Spend money on improving our team first its disheartening fighting relegation year after year and if we don't do it this year we might be in mags place next year. You don't see tge colour when bums are on seats!!!'Paul Johnson said: 'Here's an idea, Let Big Sam work his magic in the transfer market, do a Leicester and fill the stadium every single game. Therefore no pink seats will ever be on view.' Bailey Hunter said: 'What is the point of replacing the faded seats because the new seats will start to fade away after a

Thursday, 26th May 2016, 12:43 pm
Updated Thursday, 26th May 2016, 1:58 pm