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Man United fans DEFACE a new mural of Pep Guardiola just hours after it was unveiled to the public

Man United fans DEFACE a new mural of Pep Guardiola just hours after it was unveiled to the public

Manchester United fans SPREAD a new Pep Guardiola mural just hours after it was unveiled to the public… as locals criticize ‘brainless hooligans’ who sprayed ‘MUFC’ on tribute to City boss

  • Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola’s mural was defaced hours after it was unveiled
  • Black and white paint was thrown on it along with ‘MUFC’ in green writing
  • Artist Mr. Meana went back to work trying to fix the artwork as best he could.

A Pep Guardiola mural near Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium was defaced with ‘MUFC’ graffiti just hours after it was unveiled.

People had queued for hours to see the artwork along Ashton New Road, yet at around 10:30pm on Wednesday night black and white paint was thrown onto the wall along with ‘ MUFC’ sprayed with green paint.

The mural on the side of Beswick’s home was the result of three days of hard work by artist Meana, who admitted he feels sad for the club’s fans.

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According to the Manchester Evening News, he said: “As street performers, we’re used to our work being temporary, but we feel really bad for the fans.”

Mr. Meana was notified of the vandalism shortly after midnight and returned to the mural on Thursday trying to fix the artwork.

He added: ‘It was so frustrating when I got that message just a few hours after I finished it.

Black and white paint was thrown at the mural along with ‘MUFC’ written on it.

The mural of Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola was unveiled to the people on Wednesday.

The mural of Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola was unveiled to the people on Wednesday.

“A lot of people walked by and took photos while we were doing it. It won’t be possible to get it exactly the way it was when we originally finished it, but I’m doing my best.

“It is a job that meant a lot to the fans and especially to Leslie. All football fans can appreciate what he (Pep) has done, he is a legend not only of this club but of the sport.

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“It brought a smile to people passing by and it’s a great thing to do on game days. They are just childish bastards who would want to do this, they are not real football fans.

The mural pays tribute to Guardiola as he has helped the club win multiple titles in his time.

Mr. Meana was finishing up the more difficult details around Pep’s beard this morning to bring it back to its former glory. “We didn’t want the people or the person who did this to think it would stop us, we really wanted to get it right.”

Founded by Mark Silver in 2019, MurWalls has worked with street artists across the country and works with brands and organizations to create bespoke artwork.

It is the company responsible for a number of football murals, including the painting of former Manchester City striker Sergio Agüero in the Barrio Norte, which was unveiled before he left the club in 2021.

Lesley Kelly, 63, who owns the house on Viking Street, said: “It makes me very angry.” It is vandalism.

‘My brothers are United fans but they thought it was amazing. Everyone can appreciate what Pep has done and that it is a City area right next to the stadium. It’s so childish and pointless to do this.

“It looks like an adult did this given the height at which the paint was thrown.” What kind of message does this send to children? I was so happy when this was done, it’s beautiful, but now I’m so angry.

“I wanted to use it to work with MIND, the mental health charity, and to do a charity collection outside on derby day, it’s so sad. People always talk about putting things in their place to brighten up the area, which he definitely did, but then this happens, it’s very frustrating.”

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