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Town to burn Armstrong effigy with Jim fixed it for me badge

Old Oct 31st 2012, 12:09 pm
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Default Town to burn Armstrong effigy with Jim fixed it for me badge

Brilliant!

A 30ft effigy of disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong wearing a Jim'll Fix It badge will be burned in front of thousands of people on Saturday night.

A steel-framed model of the 41-year-old American, who was recently stripped of his seven Tour de France titles for doping offences, will go up in flames as part of a bonfire event in Edenbridge, Kent, renowned for torching famous faces.

The effigy has Armstrong holding a sign saying "For sale, racing bike, no longer required" and wearing the Jim'll Fix It badge round his neck, in reference to Jimmy Savile's suspected widespread child abuse.
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Old Oct 31st 2012, 12:11 pm
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Shoulda been a Savile effigy ; compared to Jimmy, Armstrong's behaviour is nothing.
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Old Oct 31st 2012, 12:39 pm
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But is he a Catholic? If not, what's the point?
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Originally Posted by Miss Anne Thrope View Post
But is he a Catholic? If not, what's the point?
I'd hazzard a guess that if you asked people what bonfire night is about, half of them couldn't tell you. An even higher number for Halloween which is totally out of hand these days.
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