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30ft Effigy of Lance Armstrong to be burnt

TakeTurnsTakeTurns Posts: 1,075
edited November 2012 in Road general
Sad thing is these people don't know diddly squat about cycling...those shorts do not look like lycra.

http://www.metro.co.uk/sport/oddballs/916546-lance-armstrong-to-be-burned-by-edenbridge-bonfire-society

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  • upperoilcanupperoilcan Posts: 1,180
    Fact remains he has been exposed as a drug taking/dealing cheat and you do not need to know much about cycling to see that...

    An why use an effigy ????? :D
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  • lotus49lotus49 Posts: 763
    I would guess by your comments that you aren't familiar with the Edenbridge Bonfire Society.

    Every year they pick a figure who has been in the news and burn an effigy instead of burning an effigy of Guy Fawkes. This isn't some sort of protest, it's just a bit of fun. They do it every year and have done for as long as I can remember. They don't pretend to have any specific knowledge of the subject matter and it's not something you should take at all seriously.

    Let's face it, whatever you think of LA, he deserves a bit of opprobium for what he has done.
  • meesterbondmeesterbond Posts: 1,240
    Complete with Jim'll Fix It badge... a nice touch
  • lance has raised over 500 million for cancer research and got 1000's of people over the years to start biking. not only that he has helped others who has or had cancer as a role model.
  • nweststeynnweststeyn Posts: 1,574
    lance has raised over 500 million for cancer research

    No he hasn't.
  • pdstsppdstsp Posts: 1,264
    lance has raised over 500 million for cancer research and got 1000's of people over the years to start biking. not only that he has helped others who has or had cancer as a role model.

    You do know it's an effigy they are burning don't you. Lance will still be able to do his fundraising afterwards. :D
  • ojoojo Posts: 15
    lance has raised over 500 million for cancer research and got 1000's of people over the years to start biking. not only that he has helped others who has or had cancer as a role model.

    He is also a junkie on a bike. :D
  • andy_wrxandy_wrx Posts: 3,396
    I wish I lived closer, I'd love to see that b*st*rd burn
  • i find this satire quite funny!

    imagine if him and Jimmy actually caught up with each other...hmm...it might be millions of children being abused instead of thousands (claimed)
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  • I don't really get all the hate for him. Yes he's a drugs cheat and his name will be mud from now on. He's had everything taken from him and has fought with cancer. He has also inspired thousands and raised a censored ton of money for cancer charities. Some would say Karma states a score draw? Divs burning an effigy of him. Exactly zero frigs shall be given. Probably even by the man himself. Burning an effigy of Jim, that will fix it!
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  • lotus49lotus49 Posts: 763
    SHADOWMATE wrote:
    I don't really get all the hate for him. Yes he's a drugs cheat and his name will be mud from now on. He's had everything taken from him and has fought with cancer. He has also inspired thousands and raised a fark ton of money for cancer charities. Some would say Karma states a score draw? Divs burning an effigy of him. Exactly zero frigs shall be given. Probably even by the man himself. Burning an effigy of Jim, that will fix it!

    Perhaps I can enlighten you.

    He is a bully and has repeatedly threatened people (team mates, journalists and no doubt many others) with wrecking their careers etc. He also was not just someone who took drugs but drove the drug taking in the team and is a liar as well as a cheat.

    I completely agree that what he did cannot be compared with what Jimmy Savile appears to have done, but LA is not a nice man. He was very far from being the only cheat but he has dragged cycling through the mud like no-one before him.

    It's also worth pointing out that he has not lost everything. He is a very rich man.

    Yes, he did a lot of good (but then so did Jimmy Savile) and I still admire him as a cyclist (after all he cheated against a lot of other cheats - I still consider him to be the winner of all those TdFs) but he deserves everything he is getting and then some.
  • stickmanstickman Posts: 791
    If they wheel out a Pat McQuaid effigy i'm there!
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  • Well i am enlightened then. I didnt know he was a bully and an instigator. Looks like he is a lot of things. I think there are plans to take lots of his money back too though? Plus the Cancer thing, as well as nearly losing his life did he lose a testicle? I disagree with those who suggest he has wrecked cyclings reputation in any way. No more than anyone person can wreck any sport. He's a bad guy i get that. But the pitchfork approach doesnt do it for me.
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  • priorypriory Posts: 743
    He is also a junkie on a bike

    that's a good point, he was. I wonder if any of the stars since the beginning of the tdf etc. were not.
    There are photos of the air full of fluttering bits of paper at the bottom of the big climbs as the riders all took their favourite stuff to help them keep up. They used to rush into a bar , down a brandy and coffee and probably an amphetamine in the early days.

    Without drug abusers what would we be missing?
    there could be a very long thread in this.

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  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 16,015
    priory wrote:
    Without drug abusers what would we be missing?
    there could be a very long thread in this.

    Sherlock Holmes

    Sigmund Freud
    practically all of the romantic poets
    Bruce Parry (just research of course)

    better pick dead ones or it could be libellous.

    Lol - stick with fictional ones; you should be safe enough with those!
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  • lotus49lotus49 Posts: 763
    stickman wrote:
    If they wheel out a Pat McQuaid effigy i'm there!

    Me too, he is right at the top of my list. It amazes me that someone can be that brazen - he is worse than a politician.
  • andy_wrxandy_wrx Posts: 3,396
    Once you get to that level in sports administration, you are a politician...
  • tenbartenbar Posts: 94
    I wish everyone would leave Sir Jimmy alone. When I was ten he fixed it for me to milk a cow blindfolded.
  • nweststeyn wrote:
    lance has raised over 500 million for cancer research

    No he hasn't.

    YES ME HAS

    "The Foundation has raised over $500 million dollars and recently celebrated its 15 anniversary"
    http://www.examiner.com/article/the-lan ... -sad-story

    IF you had or have cancer you would have a different outlook, having to go and have kemio therapy, being sick as a dog for almost 3 weeks. your hair falling out in chunks. o and them people stare,comment,point because of the way you look.

    and of course the 17 tablets a day you have to take & the 40 sips supplement protein drinks.

    lets hope you never have cancer
  • nweststeyn wrote:
    lance has raised over 500 million for cancer research

    No he hasn't.

    YES ME HAS

    "The Foundation has raised over $500 million dollars and recently celebrated its 15 anniversary"
    http://www.examiner.com/article/the-lan ... -sad-story

    IF you had or have cancer you would have a different outlook, having to go and have kemio therapy, being sick as a dog for almost 3 weeks. your hair falling out in chunks. o and them people stare,comment,point because of the way you look.

    and of course the 17 tablets a day you have to take & the 40 sips supplement protein drinks.

    lets hope you never have cancer

    The vast majority of the money doesn't go towards research though, it goes towards supporting people with cancer not finding new treatments.

    Also, if the foundation has raised 500 million dollars that doesn't mean that Lance himself raised it. The money wont just stop coming in now he's broken ties with it. Livestrong only has such a high profile because of him and his seven tour "wins", it's built on a massive lie. Imagine a drug dealer donating all proceeds to charity and becoming a hero :wink:
  • Mike39496 wrote:
    nweststeyn wrote:
    lance has raised over 500 million for cancer research

    No he hasn't.

    YES ME HAS

    "The Foundation has raised over $500 million dollars and recently celebrated its 15 anniversary"
    http://www.examiner.com/article/the-lan ... -sad-story

    IF you had or have cancer you would have a different outlook, having to go and have kemio therapy, being sick as a dog for almost 3 weeks. your hair falling out in chunks. o and them people stare,comment,point because of the way you look.

    and of course the 17 tablets a day you have to take & the 40 sips supplement protein drinks.

    lets hope you never have cancer

    The vast majority of the money doesn't go towards research though, it goes towards supporting people with cancer not finding new treatments.

    Also, if the foundation has raised 500 million dollars that doesn't mean that Lance himself raised it. The money wont just stop coming in now he's broken ties with it. Livestrong only has such a high profile because of him and his seven tour "wins", it's built on a massive lie. Imagine a drug dealer donating all proceeds to charity and becoming a hero :wink:

    i think your talking out your censored
  • Burning an effigy of any living human being is disgusting and barbaric, I hope it catches the wind and lands on its creators. :twisted:
  • So all these lance haters are bating on about him, stripping him of his titles and achievements and for what? a little extra blood in his pipes......... censored me what has the cycling world come to. :twisted:
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