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Black or Blue? Twitterians Struggle to Decide What Color UK Passport Was

© AP Photo / Matt DunhamThe traditional British passport.
The traditional British passport. - Sputnik International
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Photographs of traditional British passports, shared to a microblogging platform, have recently sparked a massive debate over the real color of the documents’ covers.

As the Government announced, British citizens will get new passports after Brexit in 2019. The documents will revert to iconic navy-blue covers with gold lettering — like those first used in 1921. However, it has turned out that Twitter users identify the shade differently.

An epic discussion emerged after London-based journalist Michael Crick published a picture of his old passport.

Many users agreed with Mr. Crick, saying it was apparently black.

Others insisted that traditional British passports were blue.

Tensions were running high as Twitter users were trying to figure out the actual color of the document cover.

To make sure that human eyes were deceiving him, one person decided to rely on computerized color picker, which defined the color as a very dark blue.

Netizens have been recently engaged in a similar battle over the color of the drawer, which seemed pink and white or blue and grey due to an optical illusion.

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