A new statue will be unveiled in Crossmaglen Rangers club tonight we can reveal.
The sculptor behind the now infamous Cristiano Ronaldo statue in Madeira airport Emanuel Santos has been working on a similar statue of Crossmaglen man Michael Short and has arrived in Newry to prepare for the opening ceremony.
We spoke with the sculptor Santos from Canal Court Hotel this morning and he told us:
“I have been working on this Michael Short piece at the same time as the Ronaldo statue. In fact the Ronaldo one is more like Michael Short and this new one for Short is more like fucking Ronaldo. I don’t think the people of Cross who chipped in to pay for this awful looking yoke will mind too much.”
Meanwhile it has been revealed that a very special guest will open the Short statue. Willie Frazer a close friend of Short’s will be given the special honour.