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12 hours ago, GreedyHarry said:

**** me. I’ve just learnt that today. Purple is my nemesis. Either blue or pink to me. Quite often I guess it’s purple when I can’t decide which colour it is, but Dairy Milk being purple never occurred to me.

My worst error was buying ink cartridges for school. We had to have blue or black ink. There was a great offer on “Peacock Blue” so I bought a job lot and was pleased as punch until the **** of an English teacher refused to mark my work as apparently it was turquoise.

My biggest error was wearing my Dads white shirt to school when mine were all dirty and not realising it was very pale pink!

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6 hours ago, solihull cider red said:

Green shirts aren't the problem in my experience, but there may be people that can't see the green on green & wouldn't be surprised if people were having issues (I do wonder if what it's actually causing problems with is the technology that enables them to sell different adverts in different countries on the pitchside advertising). Back in the black and white TV days, weren't there generally accepted colours etc that couldn't be used?

I would advocate guidance for clubs (& referees) that preferred stripes or distinctly different colours rather than outright banning colours.

Tried that one with a few electrical diy jobs round the house - partner's father pointed out the new wires and suggested I might be able to give it a go in future now that we've seen the newer wires. I've realised that was just an excuse for me & I'm not particularly confident with electrical odd jobs.

What did you have one of these to wire up 😂

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13 hours ago, solihull cider red said:

Did any of the colourblind city followers watch our game at home to Birmingham or Milwall last season?

Awful. The Birmingham kit I remember being particularly terrible. 

On 5 a side kits you have my sympathy. My old team decided we'd play in purple. Obviously at least two other teams in the league used blue...so yeh those games went as well for me as you can imagine.

12 hours ago, havanatopia said:

Being colour blind is not nice, clearly, but is this the right way ?

It's 1 in 12 blokes. So that's almost an average of 1 player in each team. It's a big number of people. It's not on the level of some disabilities, of course it isn't, but it does affect players.

As I posted above, there's already extensive guidance on how to make kits accessible. Honestly, my view is that with most teams having three kits, you should always be able to get a combination that satisfies everyone. But that relies on clubs, and officials to make intelligent choices when deciding which kits to wear for a particular fixture.

If those clubs that traditionally wear green (the article says only Sassuolo in Serie A) are happy to have a white, blue, or otherwise drastically different away kit then great, when they play a team in red they need to remember to bring the white kit, and put the green to one side for a game.

The Birmingham game last season is a great example. Why didn't they wear their blue kit when they played us? Why that green one? 

As I say, there's FIFA/UEFA guidance on this already, it just needs to be read and implemented.

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6 hours ago, Tinmans Love Child said:

I really want to try the colourblind fixing glasses has anybody used them?  
 

https://youtu.be/PAhS9ktBJCY

My parents got a set from the states to try out on patients. I was the Guinea pig. Honestly it was an absolute sensory overload. Stuff was really vivid, very bright, there was green bloody everywhere 🤣🤣😂

I tried them for a day and decided I was happy in my muted world, even if I do wear purple every now and then, and sometimes struggle with the odd football kit.

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On 17/07/2021 at 06:39, Tinmans Love Child said:

I really want to try the colourblind fixing glasses has anybody used them?  
 

https://youtu.be/PAhS9ktBJCY

There is no cure for inherited colour blindness. If there were every optician that I've ever seen would be trying to upsell me. You can however, get glasses to help with some types of acquired colour-blindness (at least according to the spec-savers aussie website.)

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On 16/07/2021 at 18:33, Slacker said:

When I got married many moons ago,I wore a suit for the first and last time in my life.I wanted to get a blue suit and the future Mrs Slacker helped me choose one.It was many years later when she admitted she helped me choose a suit in her preferred colour of green and just let me believe it was blue.

She wanted to marry a bloke in a green suit?

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On 16/07/2021 at 17:00, ExiledAjax said:

Haha, a fair question that I will try to explain.

Ok, so being "colourblind" doesn't mean I do not see colour. Basically I just see red and green less intensely than most. In reality this affects my daily life very little, however there are some circumstances where it does cause issues.

I find that when multiple shades of red/green/brown (or blue/purple or white/pink) are present and 'mixed' together - I have trouble distinguishing them.

So, where it is just City in red versus a green pitch, it's basically fine. That's one strong clear shade of red on a strong, clear green background. I probably don't see the green as brightly as you, but I can see the players just fine. It's when a third option is introduced that the struggle begins for me, especially if, as on Wednesday, that third option is a darker green like Celtic wore. Another example is a snooker table - apparently there are green and brown balls on that thing but all I've ever seen is a bunch of reds at one end, and then two others next to the yellow ball in baulk.

As @Tinmans Love Child says, actually I more often have issues seeing purple. I've had numerous pieces of clothing that I've thought are blue, only to be told years later they are purple. Our purple kit really isn't that offensively bright to me either. It's all because I don't perceive the red element of the purple very well, and so it comes across as a muted blue.

I absolutely refuse to believe in made up colours like 'turquoise', 'magenta' and 'cyan'.

Caveat all the above with the fact that colourblindness is very much a spectral issue (pardon the pun) and everyone that 'suffers' from it will be affected in a slightly different way, and will have a slightly different experience.

Officially the most interesting thing I’ve ever read on OTIB. Thanks. 

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If I’m higher up in a stand watching cricket I struggle to see the ball when played along the ground.

However, when they started using a pink ball in some day night games I couldn’t see it at all, to the point when the crowd roared at a big hit I had to duck down as I wasn’t sure if it was coming my way.

Luckily I wasn’t the only one and I don’t think they use it anymore 

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5 hours ago, Sleepy1968 said:

There is no cure for inherited colour blindness. If there were every optician that I've ever seen would be trying to upsell me. You can however, get glasses to help with some types of acquired colour-blindness (at least according to the spec-savers aussie website.)

Yeh I appreciate there’s no cure, The link I shared was about the very same glasses you’ve mentioned

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Well this is all very intriguing. I’ve known I was slightly colour blind since I was a teenager. At the time, it was a bolt from the blue (to coin a pun). Like many others, I was tested at school, with a book of pictures made up of circles of different colours. Some of the images were blindingly obvious (sorry about the puns) but the majority just looked like pleasing groups of various pastel shades, so I couldn’t make out the various numbers or whatever were represented. I could, though, tell that the colours were different.

Seeing as there were a lot of those I couldn’t differentiate, clearly my “slight” colour blindness is more acute than I admit. However, without that test, to this day I don’t think I’d have known. I have no issues with true red and green or any other practical problems. My only colour issues are when I choose a garment in a clothes shop and can’t decide whether it’s green or brown. I remain convinced there is a greenish brown shade that is somewhere in the middle. But no doubt people with normal colour vision see a clear distinction I don’t.

So for those with normal colour vision - there are a lot of colour blind people out here that barely know it and who rarely run into  any practical issues because of it. We don’t know what it is we can’t see. 

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