Hundreds of people have signed an online petition to build a statue of England boss Gareth Southgate in Crawley.
The England manager Gareth Southgate has inspired a petition in Crawley, where he went to school.
England manager Gareth Southgate in his younger days at Crawley AC pic.twitter.com/xr2GI7OURm
— CrawleyAthleticClub (@CrawleyAthletic) July 7, 2018
Spotted:Crawley, a local Facebook page, started the petition on Change.org.
Gareth Southgate has guided England to their first World Cup semi-final in 28 years.
The petition aims to get a thousand signatures.
— Dominic Reynolds (@domreynolds) July 9, 2018
The proposed locations for the sculpture are Broadfield Stadium Roundabout, The High St by RBS and Queens Square.
“He’s one of our own, he’s one of our owwwwwwn…”
— Crawley Wasps LFC (@CrawleyWaspsLFC) July 11, 2018
A Crawley Borough Council spokesperson has said:
“We’re tremendously proud of what Gareth Southgate has achieved.
“He’s a son of Crawley who grew up here, went to school here and learnt a lot of his football here so we want to recognise his achievements. Nothing has been ruled out.”
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