It's been 15 years since I walked the turf of Carisbrook and I have managed in that time to keep silent on Highlanders rugby, but that jersey was the last straw. I suppose I know the brand better than most, since I created it with some very capable southern folk.
Anton Oliver has stepped into the debate over the Highlanders' change of jersey colour by writing a strongly worded letter about the "foolish'' decision.
The Highlanders are still in the Super 15 playoff picture but will need a major form reversal and then hope other results go their way.
Fans give their verdict after the Highlanders run out on to Carisbrook for the last time - wearing their controversial new green strip for the first time.
Many of the Highlanders are mentally tired and feeling the effects of a long season, coach Jamie Joseph says.
If ever there was a match for which motivation should not be lacking, then this is the one for the Highlanders.
"I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them Sam I am." This is a well-known quote from the book Green Eggs and Ham by Dr Seuss published in 1960.
Highlanders captain Jamie Mackintosh has labelled his team's new green strip "snazzy" and the way professional sport is evolving, but the franchise's fan base is emphatic blue, gold and maroon should remain.
Adam Thomson makes a welcome return to the Highlanders for Friday's clash against the Force in Dunedin, in what will be his 50th game for the franchise.
Siale Piutau. Highlanders winger Siale Piutau is free to play this Friday night after it was decided there were "exceptional circumstances" which led to his punching Lions flanker Michael Rhodes in a Super 15 match at Carisbrook on Saturday.
Lions flanker Michael Rhodes has copped a six-week ban for his wrestling-like tackle on Highlanders winger Siale Piutau during a Super 15 match in Dunedin on Friday night, but Piutau will not spend any time on the sidelines despite punching Rhodes twice in retaliation.
Highlanders general manager Roger Clark wants a big crowd for this Friday night and says continued small crowds will put the franchise's future in doubt.
Highlanders winger Siale Piutau and Lions flanker Michael Rhodes will face judicial hearings today after a nasty incident in Saturday night's game at Carisbrook.
A costly loss or just a bump on the road to the playoffs ? It will be at least a week or two before the answer to that emerges but one thing is for sure. Games do not come much uglier than Saturday night's match at Carisbrook.
Sore ribs and all, Adam Thomson will run on to Carisbrook tonight, knowing he made the right decision to stick with the franchise.