Armstrong effigy burns on ‘Guy Fawkes’ day in UK town of Edenbridge

Armstrong effigy burns on ‘Guy Fawkes’ day in UK town of EdenbridgeLondon, Nov  5  : A 30-feet tall effigy of disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong wearing a Jim''ll Fix It badge was burnt in a UK town''s bonfire celebrations, commemorating `Guy Fawkes' day.

Every year, the Bonfire Society in Edenbridge, Kent, chooses a different celebrity "villain" to take the place of Guy Fawkes, and this year it was the turn of Armstrong, who was recently stripped of his seven Tour de France titles after being convicted of doping offences.

A giant steel-framed model of the 41-year-old American cyclist was stuffed with oil-soaked newspapers and set alight, the Telegraph reports.

This comes despite the outrage that the Edenbridge Bonfire Society has caused all around UK, which had left many Britons disgusted with its Armstrong's effigy burning plans.

Other well-known figures who have had the dubious honour of being the celebrity guy at Edenbridge''s celebrations in past years include Cherie Blair, Katie Price, Gordon Brown and Russell Brand, the paper said. (ANI)



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