More than 2,000 people have joined a Facebook campaign to keep the bronze paint on a post box in Lowestoft, in honour of local boxer Anthony Ogogo.
The middleweight was welcomed back to the town this week after winning a bronze medal at the London Olympics.
But the Royal Mail says it's only honouring gold medallists, and the unofficial tribute will soon be repainted red.
Olympic medal winners from the East have been welcomed back to the region
Some of the region's Olympians have been immortalised in Lego.
Olympic bronze medal winning hockey player, Chloe Rogers from Great Dunmow, returns to Essex.