Wigan's very own Banksy strikes again after Latics secure Championship future

After weeks of concern that Wigan Athletic might be heading straight back down to League One, a remarkable sequence of games against three of the Championship’s toughest teams meant they had suddenly survived with matches to spare this week.

Wednesday, 24th April 2019, 11:33 am
Updated Wednesday, 24th April 2019, 2:15 pm
The artwork that has appeared on a bridge in Wigan

Little wonder there were celebrations around town. And that included the appearance of another Banksy-style piece of Latics tribute art on a stone bridge support over the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and close to Wigan Pier.

The unnamed artist, who previously painted a picture of former star Max Power on a wall at Speedy Hire on Queen Street, this time replicated a photo of Wigan Athletic legend Andy Liddell in celebratory pose.

One onlooker said: “These pictures appear very quickly out of nowhere. My guess is that he has a stencil to speed things up, but it looks very impressive and a nice way to mark the club’s avoidance of relegation.”

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The artwork that has appeared on a bridge in Wigan

Liddell, the club’s record league goalscorer, himself took to social media to express his appreciation of the piece.