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Burnley's Claret colour banned by Blackburn Rovers-supporting designer

Lancashire Telegraph: ROVERS MAD:  Designer Wayne Hemingway admits that  although claret and blue look well together he wouldn’t use them in his designs ROVERS MAD: Designer Wayne Hemingway admits that although claret and blue look well together he wouldn’t use them in his designs

WHAT is the first rule of design? The answer, if you ask Rovers-mad fashion designer Wayne Hemingway, is never use the colour claret.

You will not find the colours of Burnley FC in anything inspired by the Blackburn design guru.

Despite admitting he thinks blue and claret are actually a good colour combination in design terms, Wayne has revealed he would never use them by choice.

The founder of fashion label of Red or Dead, who now owns Hemingway Design, said: “So many times I would refuse to do a claret and blue T-shirt.

"I know it’s stupid and daft but I can’t do it.

“You won’t find anything in those colours designed by me, certainly not clothes and not even to this day in my other work.”

Wayne, now known for his house building and architectural work, said his passion for his team spilled into other aspects of his life, such as watching his own son play football.

Wayne and his wife Gerardine’s 11-year-old son Beck plays football for Portsmouth Academy.

But Wayne said he cannot cheer him on in the same way as the other parents.

He said: “How can I shout ‘come on Pompey’ as a Rovers fan?

“There’s no way. I just can’t say the words. So I shout his name or ‘come on you blues’.

“They won the tournament last season and they all had to parade the trophy around the ground and I couldn’t help but think wouldn’t it be good if this was at Ewood.

“It is his dream to play for Rovers, so there’s still time yet!”

Wayne, 47, is originally from Blackburn but is now living on the south coast of Sussex.

He attends all the Rovers away games in the south of England and has the radio tuned in for the rest.

Wayne said: “I only get to one or two home matches. It’s hard with work.

“But I’d love to go to more. If I wasn’t too scared to fly in a helicopter I’d get one and go every week.”

His wife of 25 years, Gerardine, originally from Padiham, added: “It can really ruin a day though when they lose and not just for Wayne but our two sons too, who are also big fans.

“They get a real sulk on when it’s a bad result.”

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11:23am Thu 6 Nov 08

RAyzer says...

same wayne hemmingway that has relatives in padiham???i dont think burnley fans will take to nice of his recent outbursts against burnley!!!!he forgets hes only 5ft4 and looks like moby!!!keep your yap shut boy!!
same wayne hemmingway that has relatives in padiham???i dont think burnley fans will take to nice of his recent outbursts against burnley!!!!he forgets hes only 5ft4 and looks like moby!!!keep your yap shut boy!! RAyzer
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1:02pm Thu 6 Nov 08

Ted Maul says...

RAyzer wrote:
same wayne hemmingway that has relatives in padiham???i dont think burnley fans will take to nice of his recent outbursts against burnley!!!!he forgets hes only 5ft4 and looks like moby!!!keep your yap shut boy!!
zzzzz....


You're boring RAyzer. Even your fellow Clarets all hate you!

Shouldn't you be sniffing Fat Robbie Blake's underpants?

LOL.
[quote][p][bold]RAyzer[/bold] wrote: same wayne hemmingway that has relatives in padiham???i dont think burnley fans will take to nice of his recent outbursts against burnley!!!!he forgets hes only 5ft4 and looks like moby!!!keep your yap shut boy!![/p][/quote]zzzzz.... You're boring RAyzer. Even your fellow Clarets all hate you! Shouldn't you be sniffing Fat Robbie Blake's underpants? LOL. Ted Maul
  • Score: 1

3:43pm Thu 6 Nov 08

bed and breakfast man ! says...

you got to admit ...the story is limp,and it makes hemmingway sound a bit of a numpty....what goes with what colours...wayne stick to pointy shoes and big collard shirts.
you got to admit ...the story is limp,and it makes hemmingway sound a bit of a numpty....what goes with what colours...wayne stick to pointy shoes and big collard shirts. bed and breakfast man !
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3:57pm Thu 6 Nov 08

RoverDownSouth says...

Fair do'es to him. I won't wear Claret either and I live down South so don't get to many home games. Mind you I am not a millionaire. Perhaps Wayne and some of his fashion mates could buy into Rovers and make us the trendiest club around!!!! LOL
Fair do'es to him. I won't wear Claret either and I live down South so don't get to many home games. Mind you I am not a millionaire. Perhaps Wayne and some of his fashion mates could buy into Rovers and make us the trendiest club around!!!! LOL RoverDownSouth
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5:58pm Thu 6 Nov 08

RAyzer says...

Ted Maul wrote:
RAyzer wrote: same wayne hemmingway that has relatives in padiham???i dont think burnley fans will take to nice of his recent outbursts against burnley!!!!he forgets hes only 5ft4 and looks like moby!!!keep your yap shut boy!!
zzzzz.... You're boring RAyzer. Even your fellow Clarets all hate you! Shouldn't you be sniffing Fat Robbie Blake's underpants? LOL.
ted maul...id like to say rovers fans hate you,but theyve never seen you on fleawood..your dole money doesnt get you past local offy...do england a favour..GET A JOB!!!
[quote][p][bold]Ted Maul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RAyzer[/bold] wrote: same wayne hemmingway that has relatives in padiham???i dont think burnley fans will take to nice of his recent outbursts against burnley!!!!he forgets hes only 5ft4 and looks like moby!!!keep your yap shut boy!![/p][/quote]zzzzz.... You're boring RAyzer. Even your fellow Clarets all hate you! Shouldn't you be sniffing Fat Robbie Blake's underpants? LOL.[/p][/quote]ted maul...id like to say rovers fans hate you,but theyve never seen you on fleawood..your dole money doesnt get you past local offy...do england a favour..GET A JOB!!! RAyzer
  • Score: 0

6:00pm Thu 6 Nov 08

RAyzer says...

bed and breakfast man ! wrote:
you got to admit ...the story is limp,and it makes hemmingway sound a bit of a numpty....what goes with what colours...wayne stick to pointy shoes and big collard shirts.
to right pal,no wonder most folk wouldnt touch his stuff with a barge pole,bar our camp blackburn friends!!its cheap garish stuff youd find at tk-max
[quote][p][bold]bed and breakfast man ![/bold] wrote: you got to admit ...the story is limp,and it makes hemmingway sound a bit of a numpty....what goes with what colours...wayne stick to pointy shoes and big collard shirts.[/p][/quote]to right pal,no wonder most folk wouldnt touch his stuff with a barge pole,bar our camp blackburn friends!!its cheap garish stuff youd find at tk-max RAyzer
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7:53pm Thu 6 Nov 08

andy1 says...

Those specks make him look like Joe90. Well who wnats to dress in blue n white any way will stick to the claret and blue. Also whats that stuck on his forehead is Red Dwarf making a come back? If I had a black perm marker it would be tempting to put the words TW@T on it.
Those specks make him look like Joe90. Well who wnats to dress in blue n white any way will stick to the claret and blue. Also whats that stuck on his forehead is Red Dwarf making a come back? If I had a black perm marker it would be tempting to put the words TW@T on it. andy1
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8:47pm Thu 6 Nov 08

RAyzer says...

the mans a geek!!!typical rovers fan
the mans a geek!!!typical rovers fan RAyzer
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8:47pm Thu 6 Nov 08

RAyzer says...

the mans a geek!!!typical rovers fan
the mans a geek!!!typical rovers fan RAyzer
  • Score: 0

9:27am Fri 7 Nov 08

Ted Maul says...

RAyzer wrote:
Ted Maul wrote:
RAyzer wrote: same wayne hemmingway that has relatives in padiham???i dont think burnley fans will take to nice of his recent outbursts against burnley!!!!he forgets hes only 5ft4 and looks like moby!!!keep your yap shut boy!!
zzzzz.... You're boring RAyzer. Even your fellow Clarets all hate you! Shouldn't you be sniffing Fat Robbie Blake's underpants? LOL.
ted maul...id like to say rovers fans hate you,but theyve never seen you on fleawood..your dole money doesnt get you past local offy...do england a favour..GET A JOB!!!
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
z.

You're still boring RAYzer...

Thanks for trying though.

LOL.
[quote][p][bold]RAyzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ted Maul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RAyzer[/bold] wrote: same wayne hemmingway that has relatives in padiham???i dont think burnley fans will take to nice of his recent outbursts against burnley!!!!he forgets hes only 5ft4 and looks like moby!!!keep your yap shut boy!![/p][/quote]zzzzz.... You're boring RAyzer. Even your fellow Clarets all hate you! Shouldn't you be sniffing Fat Robbie Blake's underpants? LOL.[/p][/quote]ted maul...id like to say rovers fans hate you,but theyve never seen you on fleawood..your dole money doesnt get you past local offy...do england a favour..GET A JOB!!![/p][/quote]zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz z. You're still boring RAYzer... Thanks for trying though. LOL. Ted Maul
  • Score: 0

11:44am Fri 7 Nov 08

jonesibfc says...

Slow news day yesterday eh?
Slow news day yesterday eh? jonesibfc
  • Score: 0
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