Thousands of football fans have signed a petition to put the well known photo of England and Leicester City defender Harry Maguire riding an inflatable unicorn on the new £50 note.
It comes after the Bank of England have received suggestions put forward by the public to redesign the £50 note after they did the same for the £5, £10 and £20 notes.
Twitter user Jonny Sharples started the change.org petition and it has since gone viral, getting it mentioned by BBC Sport, Sky Sports and on various radio shows across the country.
We have now reached 1,000 signatures in our attempts to put Harry Maguire Riding An Inflatable Unicorn on the new £50 note. Please keep signing and sharing, we cannot risk a flippant suggestion like Margaret Thatcher appearing on our currency.https://t.co/3a78DO1OvS
— Online Joker Jonny Sharples (@JonnyGabriel) October 15, 2018
The description of it reads: “The Bank of England are redesigning the £50 following the successful redesign of the £5, £10, and £20 notes.
None of these notes so far have featured a World Cup semi finalist floating on a mythical creature, and in the interests of football’s attempts to come home, who would be more appropriate to feature than Harry Maguire riding an inflatable unicorn?”
Just yesterday, the petition had reached over 4,000 signatures and now, as of today, it has nearly 17,000.
Maguire’s petition seems to have a rival, former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, which currently has over 11,000 people so far.
If you want unicorn-riding Maguire on the new £50 notes, add your signature to the petition HERE.
It seems Kyle Walker and Harry Maguire himself are aware about it after they joked about it on social media, other football fans gave their reaction on it also – check out those tweets on the next page.
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