In Duncan Edwards’ home town of Dudley, a statue of the United legend was erected in 1999, which was unveiled by his mother and Sir Bobby Charlton. For those who watched Edwards play, he is the greatest ever, and he is in the thoughts of many with the anniversary of the Munich Air Disaster falling tomorrow.
However, am I the only one who feels it’s slightly inappropriate to dress Edwards’ statue up in a United shirt? This season’s United shirt, with ‘Legend – Not forgotten’, has today been put on the statue by obviously a well meaning fan. There is no doubting it was done with the best of intentions, but it doesn’t sit well with me. With the recent fuss concerning the corporate label of AIG placed on the picture of the Babes which hangs from the East Stand, I’m sure they’ll be one or two fans not best pleased with the move to dress up Edwards’ statue in this shirt.
What do you think?
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