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              Artist Frank Shepherd, top, poses with his creation of U.S. cyclist Lance Armstrong who has been unveiled as this year  Artist Frank Shepherd, top, poses with his creation of U.S. cyclist Lance Armstrong who has been unveiled as this year's Edenbridge Bonfire Society celebrity guy, during an unveiling for the media in Edenbridge, England, Wednesday Oct. 31, 2012. The Edenbridge Bonfire Society has a long tradition of building symbolic effigies of famous people to burn during their Guy Fawkes bonfire night, and this year it will be disgraced Tour de France cyclist Lance Armstrong who gets torched for his villainy in sport. (AP Photo / Gareth Fuller, PA)  

Lance Armstrong will be burned in effigy

If being stripped of his Tour de France titles wasn’t enough, the English town of Edenbridge has elected to burn a 30 foot replica of disgraced professional cyclist Lance Armstrong to burn.

The giant statue will be lit on Saturday, in celebration of Guy Fawkes Day on Nov. 5, the Associated Press reports. It is a tradition in England to set off fireworks and to burn bonfires and effigies on Nov. 5 to commemorate the foiling of Guy Fawkes’ plot to blow up Parliament in 1605.

Edenbridge has a history of choosing celebrity athletes to burn in effigy, building replicas of soccer stars Wayne Rooney and Mario Balotelli in years past.

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