Lance Armstrong has taken alot of losses as a result of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency finding a significant amount of evidence supporting his involvement in a doping program. He’s been banned for life from competition and had his seven Tour de France titles stripped. His quote was removed from a U.S. Olympic training center. Armstrong has lost sponsor deals with Nike, Radio Shack, and Anheuser-Busch among others. He’ll probably lose an Olympic medal too.
This weekend the greatest road racing cyclist of our generation* will be the centerpiece of one English town’s annual bonfire tradition.
Members of the Edenbridge Bonfire Society said choosing Mr Armstrong as the effigy, which will be torched in front of thousands of people on Saturday, was not easy.
Spokesman Mark Young said: “Lance Armstrong is certainly the biggest villain in sport, with fans across the globe feeling cheated by a man who was thought to be whiter than white.”
The society is one of dozens of bonfire societies across the South East, mainly in Sussex. Every year during October and November each society holds a 10-week “bonfire season”.
Sky News has photos of celebrity effigies burned by the Edenbridge Bonfire Society in the past, so in a way Lance Armstrong has made it. Sort of.
This person chose to set flames to something that reminds us of Armstrong on a smaller scale.
Just Burn It