Football fans join LGBT rights campaign by colouring-in police car

Football fans join LGBT rights campaign by colouring-in police car

A police car has become part of a LGBT campaign (Stock image)

Monday, November 27, 2017

A very unusual and colourful police car was seen in Southampton at the weekend.

Hampshire Police called on football supporters to draw all over the car in different rainbow colours as part of a campaign against homophobia in sport.

It already had several images of key Hampshire and Isle of Wight landmarks outlined on it by artist Kev Munday, which have now been coloured in by the public at Southampton’s football ground.

Not only that but according to Inspector Scott Johnson the bright Ford Cougar is actually still used by officers, The Metro reported.

However, as well as being used to fight crime, the car will be reserved for use in special occasions such as Southampton Pride.

Johnson said this is designed to represent what the force do, adding that "it’s about visibility."

The officer also explained that by allowing people to colour the car in they had heard many impactful stories.

He said: "A couple in their 70s told me that their son transitioned last year and how great it is to see the police supporting the community."

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