Kent Bonfire Society Plan To Burn 30ft Mario Balotelli Effigy (Photos)

Chris Wright

3rd, November 2011


By Chris Wright


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Last year it was a Shrek-eared Wayne Rooney, but this time round the Kent-based Edenbridge Bonfire Society, a bonfire society with their fingers on the pulse, have chosen to burn a 30-foot tall effigy of man-of-the-moment Mario Balotelli as their annual celebrity Guy.

Produced, as always, by local artist Frank Shepherd, the Balotelli effigy is seen sporting a red Super Mario cap, obligatory diamond earrings and his derby day ‘Why Always Me?’ undershirt while clutching a firework in one hand and a mansion (?) in the other.

Jon Mitchell, a committee member, explained the nervous game of ‘Guy chicken’ that the Bonfire Society were forced to play this year :

“We were getting a bit worried because nobody had done anything silly enough to be our guy, then Balotelli set his house alight with fireworks.

He’s now capitalising on his little disaster as he’s joined the campaign for firework safety so we fully support him on that.”

And that, folks, is that.

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  1. Lukass says:

    Doesn’t bear any significant resemblance whatsoever… The wrinkles are definitely over the top…

  2. captainobvious says:

    It’s called a caricature dumbass

  3. Fat Nakago says:

    @Lukass Yeh…you’ve got a point there….those wrinkles…hmmm…maybe more like an OLD Wayne Rooney with a terrible tan, or something?? Maybe there were trying to NOT be “racist” by painting him a bit less black than he really is?? But it’s realism…why skimp on that?? It is what it is. He looks more a Major League baseball player from Cuba or the Dominican Republic than he does like Mario Balotelli.

    Anyway, I hope they make up for it by inviting Mario to the bonfire and letting HIM be the one who sets it ablaze. I’m quite sure he would LOVE that!!

  4. Graham says:

    Haha that is awesome! I was sent a funny graphic on Balotelli as well on fireworks safety.

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