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Armstrong effigy causes outrage

Published 3:03 PM ET, Thu November 1, 2012
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Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong is the subject of annual Bonfire Night celebrations in the British town of Edenbridge. An effigy of Armstrong will be burned during the celebrations, which mark the foiling of Guy Fawkes' "gunpowder plot" to blow up the Houses of Parliament and kill King James I in 1605. The Edenbridge Bonfire Soceity has gained a reputation for using celebrity "Guys," including Tony Blair, Jacques Chirac and Saddam Hussein. Getty Images
The decision to decorate the effigy with a medal saying "Jim Fixed It For Me" has attracted criticism. The medal is a reference to deceased British broadcaster Jimmy Savile, who is now the subject of hundreds of allegations of child abuse. Getty Images