Everton confirms that “no permanent damage has been done” to the statue of Dean after footage emerged
Everton confirms ‘no permanent damage has been done’ to all-time top scorer Dixie Dean’s statue after images of ‘disgusting’ moment arose when Goodison Park’s famous landmark was set on fire with red glow
- Everton has confirmed that no permanent damage has been done to the statue of Dixie Dean
- Footage was released of a torch that set the statue on fire outside Goodison Park
- The monument honors Everton’s all-time top scorer and is popular with fans
- Police are now investigating the incident fans called ‘disgusting’
Everton has confirmed that no permanent damage has been done to a statue of their all-time top scorer, Dixie Dean, after images surfaced of the monument being torched with a torch.
Fudge fans were outraged and upset when images of the incident were released online on Monday outside of their home base Goodison Park.
In a statement Commenting on the vandalism, the club said, “Everton helps the Merseyside police inquire about an eruption on the statue of Dixie Dean outside Goodison Park.
Everton confirmed that no permanent damage had been done to the statue of first ever scorer Dixie Dean
Images appeared online of the image that was torched on Monday by a torch
“We encourage anyone with information about this disappointing and disrespectful incident to contact Merseyside police.
Fortunately, after inspection – and cleaning of the monument and location – we can confirm that no permanent damage has been done to the statue of our greatest goalscorer ever – or to the floral tribute at the base of the statue. ‘
Police officers have now confirmed that they are investigating the incident that some fans labeled “disgusting” and “disgraceful”.
Located on Spellow Lane, the statue has become an emotional monument to Toffees supporters as many fans put flowers under the statue for loved ones who have passed and supported Everton.
Dean is Everton’s greatest goalscorer ever, scoring 60 goals in one season in 1927/28 and 383 in total.
Fans were disgusted because the statue is popular with fans who remember their loved ones
Police are now investigating the problem after the footage was posted online
Video footage was posted online of a torch burning on the arm of Dean’s statue with several flower arrangements underneath.
Robert Ross, Acting Police Superintendent, said, “Flare-ups can cause serious injury and property damage, and seizures like Friday’s demonstrate our determination to avoid using them irresponsibly and causing serious injury and suffering.
“We continue to work with all our emergency services and take action to keep people safe.
“I would urge anyone who knows who is responsible for lighting up the statue of Dixie Dean, a focal point for so many people in times of celebration and grief, to contact us.”