30ft Armstrong effigy to be burned on ‘Guy Fawkes’ bonfire night in UK town
London: A 30-feet effigy of disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong wearing a ‘Jim`ll Fix It’ badge will be burned on ‘Guy Fawkes’ day in a UK town``s bonfire celebrations this weekend, according to a report.
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 in Edenbridge, Kent.
The effigy has Armstrong holding a sign saying "For sale, racing bike, no longer required" and with a Jim`ll Fix It badge round his neck in reference to late TV presenter Jimmy Savile being suspected of widespread child abuse, the Daily Mirror reports.
According to the report, the figure will be stuffed with oil-soaked newspapers, packed with fireworks and torched in front of thousands of Britons.
Bonfire Society members said it was not easy to choose Armstrong, who was stripped of all his victories from August 1998 on the recommendation of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) and banned from cycling for life, the report said.