Monday, July 14, 2008

Don Mullan

The idea of Pele attending the unveling of a statue of Gordon Banks is heart warming but it is not as delightfully incongruous as Archbishop Desmond Tutu bowling up as well.

I was stopped in my tracks though as I glanced through the BBC coverage and read:
The statue - made by local artist Andrew Edwards - is the brainchild of Irish author Don Mullan who has written a book about the star called The Hero Who Could Fly.
Back in 2006, Don Mullan emailed me after I blogged about a piece he wrote on this very subject in The Times.

I googled him out of interest yesterday. He is an interesting man according to, which also appears to explain the Tutu connection.

As I wrote at the time, "the rich and intricate connections we can make in this new medium never fail to astonish me".

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