Lance Armstrong will be burned in effigy

Sarah Hofmann Contributor
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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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