Southampton’s Ted Bates statue fiasco

Ollie Irish

21st, March 2007


This is our favourite story of the week, no question:

An 11-foot bronze statue of Southampton legend Ted Bates,
erected last week outside St Mary’s stadium will now be taken down after fans branded it a ‘joke’. Saints’ supporters are livid that the statue of Bates, who played for,
coached and served on the board at Southampton between 1937 and 2003, was
put up with legs the same length

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  1. Matt says:

    That’s one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen!

  2. Ollie, Pies Ed. says:

    it cracks me up, even now

  3. Adz says:

    Would love to see the hatchet-job the sculptor would have of LeTissier’s boyish good looks!!!