Lance Armstrong Will Be Burned in Effigy

He gets annual honor from English town

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 31, 2012 6:57 PM CDT

(Newser) – Poor Lance Armstrong. He lost his Tour de France titles, and now an English town is going to burn him in effigy in a big way. Edenbridge has chosen Armstrong as the celeb to go up in flames in its annual Bonfire Night celebrations on Nov. 5, reports NBC's Off the Bench blog. The 30-foot version is already in place. In Armstrong's defense, not everyone thinks that sports doping should be illegal.

Artist Frank Shepherd poses with his creation of Lance Armstrong in Edenbridge, England.
Artist Frank Shepherd poses with his creation of Lance Armstrong in Edenbridge, England.   (AP Photo / Gareth Fuller, PA)
Artist Frank Shepherd, with his creation of Lance Armstrong in Edenbridge, England.
Artist Frank Shepherd, with his creation of Lance Armstrong in Edenbridge, England.   (AP Photo / Gareth Fuller, PA)
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