More than 8,000 sign petition against red and white Spinnaker Tower.

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Spinnaker Tower artist impression

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The organiser of a petition protesting against plans to paint the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth red and white is closing in on 10,000 signatures.

The online poll at has attracted support from Pompey fans furious at Portsmouth City Council’s agreement with Emirates.

By lunchtime today, more than 8,000 had signed the petition to council leader Donna Jones and her deputy Luke Stubbs.

It was launched by Pompey fan Alex Judd.

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