Eric counting on the Hatters at Morecambe!
The Hatters will be aiming for more than just three points in League 2 game at Morecambe this Saturday.
Let us explain: You may have read, or heard, in the news in October that the iconic statue of arguably our most famous fan Eric Morecambe was vandalised on Morecambe promenade. Poor Eric was carted off on a stretcher. A sad sight and a heinous crime.
Thankfully, however, there is now good news to report, because, two days before the Hatters and Morecambe meet at the Globe Arena on 13th December, the restored statue of our beloved Eric will be unveiled back in its rightful place.
To mark the special occasion, and following Football League approval, the League 2 fixture between the Hatters and Morecambe will also see the inaugural Eric Morecambe Trophy contested – a piece of unique silverware designed by the statue’s own sculptor Graham Ibbeson. Morecambe tweeted a photograph of the trophy on Tuesday.
Both clubs are urging their sets of supporters to embrace the day’s significance. Fancy dress will be the order of the day, and if you decide to don a cap and black-rimmed glasses you could land up taking part in the pre-match or half-time entertainment. Go on, you know it’s what Eric would want (well, apart from a Luton win of course!).
Town chief executive Gary Sweet told lutontown.co.uk: “I was absolutely gobsmacked when I heard the news about the vandals attacking ‘our Eric’ and we’re delighted that not only will he be back on his feet, but we’re able to join Morecambe in celebrating Eric’s tie with both clubs.
“Eric did so much to raise the profile of Luton Town, he is our most famous supporter of all-time and we’re proud to have such an affinity with a man whose legacy still very much lives on at Kenilworth Road.
“The day of the Morecambe match promises to be a marvellous occasion for both clubs. Luton was his team and Morecambe was his town, and we’re looking forward to witnessing a League match with a little bit more riding on it…Eric will be counting on us!”