Village football club shelter ‘vandalised’

PUBLISHED: 10:00 20 November 2019

Football manager Davy says he hasnt yet got the time or money to fix the issue.Picture: Davy McGimpsey

Football manager Davy says he hasnt yet got the time or money to fix the issue.Picture: Davy McGimpsey

Davy McGimpsey

Graffiti has been sprayed onto a village football club shelter’s wall in Long Ashton.

Davy McGimpsey and Neil Monaghan clearing up dog faeces from LAFCs pitch before a match.     Picture: MARK ATHERTONDavy McGimpsey and Neil Monaghan clearing up dog faeces from LAFCs pitch before a match. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

The artwork has sparked a debate on social media, as the wording on the dug out has LA surrounded by love hearts in white paint, which is an acronym of Long Ashton.

Villagers have said online that those responsible 'love LA' and some people suggested to 'just leave it' on the wall.

However, football manager for the village club, Davy McGimpsey, said the shelter is built on Long Ashton Community Centre's land, and the group has to maintain the grounds and facilities it uses.

LAFC hosts teams from across Somerset, and Davy says the players will 'ultimately pay for and spend time' painting over the wall, when the money could be 'better spent' elsewhere.

Football manager Davy says he hasnt yet got the time or money to fix the issue.Picture: Davy McGimpseyFootball manager Davy says he hasnt yet got the time or money to fix the issue.Picture: Davy McGimpsey

The group has recently tackled a series of incidents involving dog muck being left on its pitch over the summer.

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