Written by Monkey Woods

Saturday, 20 October 2018

image for Harry Maguire To Feature On New £50 Note?
Or this chap...

The news that the government has reversed its decision to scrap the £50 note, has met with cheer, and a call from football fans to include upon the note the face of England player, Harry Maguire, the team's hero at the Russia World Cup.

The note was to be taken out of circulation due to its reputation as something that, realistically, only fraudulent criminals used. Now, however, it has been given a new lease of life.

Maguire, the former Hull City defender, is only 25, and would be the youngest person ever to appear on British currency.

He achieved his 'hero-status' partly because of his displays in the World Cup, but just as much because of his refusal to join Manchester United in the summer, claiming he hates them. He would be an appropriate choice for the £50 note, when, in this day and age, heroes are rather difficult to find.

At one point, the name of former Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, was mentioned, but this was later discovered to have been a prank.

The only other name in the running at this stage is Stephen Hawking, but I can't see that happening, can you?

The story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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