It’s not everyday you can get away with drawing on a police car.
But Hampshire Police allowed football fans in Southampton the rare chance to draw on its gay pride car today.
The Ford Cougar has hundreds of quirky designs, allowing people to colour between the lines in all shades of the rainbow.
The police force said it hoped it would get fans involved in a nationwide campaign to combat homophobia in sport.
Hampshire Police Inspector Scott Johnson said the gay pride car is still part of the force’s wider fleet.
But it will also be rolled out for community events like Southampton Pride.
He said: ‘It’s about visibility and representing what we do. I always joke that it’s just today that it can be coloured in.
‘We always get some lovely stories. A couple in their 70s told me that their son transitioned last year and how great it is to see the police supporting the community.’
Designed by artist Kev Munday, the drawings represent the sights of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
Football teams across the country this weekend were asked to get on board with a Rainbow Laces campaign.
It hoped to get both players and fans showing support for LGBT people in sport by jazzing up their footwear.