Wednesday 22 February 2017

Giant effigy of Sepp Blatter stuffed with cash to be burned on Bonfire night

Sarah-Jane Murphy

Published 04/11/2015 | 16:28

The 36ft tall effigy of Sepp Blatter that will be burnt in Kent on Bonfire night
Credit:Twitter/Tom_PughPA
The 36ft tall effigy of Sepp Blatter that will be burnt in Kent on Bonfire night Credit:Twitter/Tom_PughPA

He's certainly doesn't resemble the average Guy Falks figure that's set alight on Bonfire night.

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Preparations are underway to torch a 36-foot-tall effigy of Sepp Blatter at Edenbridge Bonfire Society's annual party on November 7.

The former president of FIFA was chosen by 37pc of respondents, and received three times more votes than David Cameron.

Other names in the frame to be burned to the ground were Russian president Vladimir Putin, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

The Blatter effigy is carrying large amounts of cash, the World Cup trophy and a football.

He will be stuffed with petrol-soaked newspapers, packed with fireworks and torched on Saturday.

“Blatter was the obvious choice really. We did put some thought into who else it could be but he was in the news at the time the decision was made so we went for him," Society co-ordinator Charles Laver said.

“We started building it two weeks ago, and we are pleased with the result. We are getting better year after year.”

Previous celebrities who have been burned at the stake in the Kent town include motor-mouth Katie Hopkins and disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, so Seth is in good company.

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