Singer-songwriter George Ezra has seen his record sales plunge in Suffolk after his hit song Shotgun glorified the yellow and green of Norwich City.
Shotgun, which reached number one everywhere else in the country, has an annoying chorus beginning: “Time flies by in the yellow and green, stick around and you’ll see what I mean.”
Hideous lyrics like that is like holding a red rag to a bull for Ipswich Town fans, currently barreling towards relegation to the third tier for the first time in more than 60 years.
And to make things worse, the yellow-and-green-shirted clowns from Norfolk are top of the league.
Suffolk music aficionado Lorraine Fisher, 34, said: “It’s not a good idea for a star to sing about anything related to Norfolk.
“Ezra’s sales have now gone to near zero in Suffolk. The same thing happened to Delia Smith’s cookbooks – nobody here buys them.”
Ezra’s management is concerned about the bad feeling the song has caused in Suffolk.
A spokesman for the star said: “George is very sorry. He will change the lyrics at his next live concert to: “Time flies by in the white and blue, stick around and you’ll see what I do.”