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So, one English town has decided to burn a 36-foot tall Sepp Blatter effigy this year

Banned from football and now burned at the stake. Everything’s going pear-shaped for poor aul’ Sepp.

IT’S GUY FAWKES night in England tomorrow, Bonfire Night!

For most people, that means a few bangers, sparklers and maybe a trip to see a pallet thrown on a bonfire down the road. In Edenbridge, Kent, they take it upon themselves to burn a celebrity ‘Guy’ every year.

This year, the lucky winner of the vote was…

Edenbridge Bonfire Society celebrity Guy 2015 Source: PA Wire/PA Images

78-year-old Sepp Blatter.

Edenbridge Bonfire Society celebrity Guy 2015 Source: PA Wire/PA Images

The outgoing Fifa president is currently banned from all football activities, but there seems to be no problem with him overseeing this particular village green. Or maybe they are the linings of a rugby pitch we can see to his right?

Edenbridge Bonfire Society celebrity Guy 2015 Source: PA Wire/PA Images

The 36-foot Sepp will be set ablaze tomorrow night having comfortably seen off competition for the job from David Cameron, Vladimir Putin, Jeremy Clarkson and Zayn Malik.

Sepp has an excellent track record in committee votes of this sort so his victory was of no surprise to anyone who spotted his name on the ballot sheet.

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