Burley Banksy’s artwork vandalised, remembering some of his best LUFC pieces

09 Sep 2019 02:45pm, by YorkshireSquare

In light of the rather joyless 'Leeds Residents Against Graffiti' claiming responsibility for covering up the Leeds United inspired artwork on telecoms cabinets across the city I thought it would be a good time to reflect on some of the best work by Andy McVeigh, the Burley Banksy. Cabinets and bollards around Elland Road and across the city were painted in Leeds United colours by Leeds fan, musician and amateur artist Andy in tribute to his beloved Leeds United.

The cabinets of various shapes and sizes were painted to feature Leeds United chants, famous kit designs and the names and numbers of some of United’s greatest players. Be it the classic Burton kit of the 80s, Yeboah 21, ‘We are Leeds’ or ‘Vamos Leeds Carajo’ in tribute to Marcelo Bielsa signing up for a second season the decorated cabinets brought colour and cheer to my daily commute and to plenty of match goers. Leeds Residents Against Graffiti even covered up artwork of Gary Speed on what would have been his 50th birthday! Here are some of the best designs spotted around Leeds, many of them now sadly vandalised.




Did this. We are. We don't have a choice. It'd be boring being anybody else anyway. (Kirkstall Road).





Shirts on Gelderd Road. From when I started going regularly and was bitten by the life affirming/destroying bug that is #lufc.





Did this on Gelderd Road. Took me 4 evenings, like painting the bloody Forth Bridge! I must be nuts.





Kelly and Yeboah designs, on Gelderd Road, Thistle Hotels - tastic. We All Love Leeds on Kirkstall Road. The 1990 (Top Man) promotion shirt, at Kirkstall lights. Tony Yeboah, opposite South Stand.



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