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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 30th August, 2017)

Wigan Banksy

Wigan Banksy
There is a new name on the old cup. Taken behind the DW Stadium on the Pagefield Industrial Estate.

Photo: Brian  (iPhone 6)
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Comment by: Mick on 30th August 2017 at 07:25

It will be an Hull Bankys who did that.

Comment by: Lectriclegs on 30th August 2017 at 14:06

Can they read and write, in Hull?

Comment by: Cyril on 30th August 2017 at 14:36

They're excellent muralists too by the look of it Lectriclegs.

I wouldn't Bank on that Mick, as there's plenty of Wiganers who are anti rugbyists.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 30th August 2017 at 14:47

It may be clever but in my book its still vandalism.

Comment by: Veronica on 30th August 2017 at 16:09

Can't see any comparison with the genuine 'Banksy' I'm afraid! His drawings are thought provoking and profound in many cases. Not that it's right to deface walls to get a message across.

Comment by: Joanne on 30th August 2017 at 18:43

I don't know how long the mural's been there, but it was before the Challenge Cup final as it featured in a tweet on 13 July: https://twitter.com/gamesnmorewigan/status/885545289230295040

Comment by: Ellen on 30th August 2017 at 19:26

I'm with you, Helen!

Comment by: Lynne on 30th August 2017 at 20:33

I totally agree with Helen of Troy. I don't rate Banksy either!

Comment by: Phil on 30th August 2017 at 21:39

Its not all about rugby you know. The mural features the scorer of the winning goal in the 2013 FA Cup, Ben Watson and next to him Callum McManaman.
The new name is Wigan Athletic and the old cup is the FA Cup the oldest sporting trophy in the world....

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