A PAIR of local football enthusiasts replaced friendship with tribal rivalry on the lead up to last weekend’s Spencer Gulf Football League grand final.
Staunch South Augusta supporter Gloria Jones and West Augusta fanatic Sue DeLaine showed their true colours on the lead up to their clubs’ A grade clash by outfitting their Gateway Shopping Centre cafe in club colours.
The pair have made a tradition of decorating the cafe in club colours for grand finals and major events, but they both usually agree when it comes to the theme.
Proud Adelaide Crows supporters, Gloria and Sue decked their shop out in blue, red and gold last week in support of their team before the side’s final clash in Sydney.
But this is the first time in a while the football fans haven’t agreed on the colours, instead covering their work place in red, white and purple to celebrate both local clubs’ 2016 achievements.
“We put Crows stuff up last week, and we do Halloween as well,” Ms Jones said.
“I’ve been a South supporter for about five years because my grandson plays for them.
“And our neighbours follow South. I be out there on the weekend too!”
Ehe ladies suggest it’s just a friendly rivalry.
But South’s success so far this season sees some supporters more up and about than others.
“Gloria has been giving us a hard time about football,” Sue joked.