Tuesday, August 01, 2006

North Carolinian de-jerseys statues

A resident has defended his actions in removing Carolina Hurricanes jerseys from local monuments.

"Do you think Andrew Jackson, sitting majestically on his horse while wearing a Hurricanes jersey was awe-inspiring and thought-provoking?" Davis Jones told the North Carolina Historical Commission. "No, it was a distraction and derailed the purpose of the monument to both educate and honour."

Jones, 49, was issued a citation for injuring the personal property of the state on May 24, when he removed the jerseys from the Union Square monuments. The statues were decorated for the Hurricanes' playoff run.
Anyone seen a picture of the statues with the jerseys on?


At 1:53 p.m., August 01, 2006, Blogger Andy Grabia said...

I'd bet my life the guy is a Civil War re-enactor.

At 3:13 p.m., August 01, 2006, Anonymous Karina said...

I find this greatly amusing because if, say, a statue of Sir John A McDonald had a Leafs, Habs, Sens - whichever - jersey on it, I think we *would* find it "awe-inspiring and thought provoking".

At 3:36 p.m., August 01, 2006, Blogger The Acid Queen said...

Please Andy, Civil War re-enactors are smarter than this clownboat was.

At 8:50 p.m., August 01, 2006, Blogger Earl Sleek said...

It's fair enough. There are many of places to hang banners and whatnot without getting into public property.

Put Carolina colors on the old Durham smokestacks. People might appreciate those being covered up.


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