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Dion's a cool 'Dube' with instrument

Former England international footballer Dion Dublin has invented a new musical instrument.

Dublin, who retired from professional football in 2008 after playing for Coventry City, Aston Villa and Manchester United among others, says the instrument -- which is aimed at percussionists -- could be used by musicians, in DJ sets and in schools. He has called the device 'The Dube'.

Although no images have surfaced of The Dube yet, it is described as a "unique percussion instrument" in the shape of a "stylish cube" that comes in four separate sizes, and can be customised in different colour schemes and tones.