Farewell Leicester Swear
A row has erupted in Leicester over whether a new four-metre, $45,000 statue should honour former World Cup soccer star Gary Lineker or the late Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi. Leicester council is set to approve the Gandhi statue in a mainly Asian area of the city. But protesters say Gandhi has "no connection" to English culture and set up a petition for the statue to honour local hero Lineker instead. The 47-year-old TV football host played for Leicester and England and advertises the city's Walkers crisps.
FOOTNOTE: Like taking Gandhi from a baby.