Andy Munn has painted his house in the colors of the Worcester Warriors, despite living just meters from the Gloucester Rugby stadium. (Image: WP // PA Rendering)
A BRAVE Worcester Warriors fan has painted his home in the team’s blue and gold colors, despite living in the shadow of Gloucester Rugby Stadium.
Andy Munn was born and raised in Worcester but now lives a stone’s throw from Kingsholm Stadium, home of Gloucester Rugby.
A lifelong Warriors fan, Andy decided to paint his house blue and gold in tribute to his team despite being a neighbor to the team’s rivals.
“I’ve pretty much supported the Warriors my whole life,” he said.
“I haven’t been able to go as much recently because I live in Gloucester and I guess I won’t be able to go anytime soon.
“The decision to paint my house this color was partly inspired by the Warriors, but I also thought it looked cool.”
Andy’s house before and after the transformation. (Image: WP Rendering)
Worcester Warriors were placed in administration in September 2022 and subsequently suspended from all rugby union activity and relegated from the Premiership.
A consortium led by James Sandford and former Warriors chief executive Jim O’Toole is currently trying to push through the purchase of the rugby club.
On the recent difficulties facing the Warriors, Andy added: “I am disappointed with what has happened.
“Hopefully we can start again soon, I’m sure it will take a few years, but we’ll be back in the Premiership soon.”
The work to transform Andy’s house was completed by Malvern-based company, WP Rendering and Plastering.
The work was completed by WP Rendering (Image: WP Rendering)
Andy lives on St Mark’s Street, just behind the famous Shed stall in Kingsholm.
Painting your house in the colors of your arch rivals might be considered a bold move, but not for Andy.
“It doesn’t bother me,” he said.
“I have some friends who are in Gloucester and it hasn’t been a big problem.
“Gloucester played on Saturday and I don’t think the fans noticed!”
Perhaps it helps that St Mark’s Street is known locally as Rainbow Street, meaning Andy’s house is far from out of place.
“I live with my wife and don’t worry, she knew they were the Warriors colors,” Andy added.
“We looked at some colors and this blue really stood out for us, and I thought ok, why not pair it with gold for the Warriors?”