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The Eric Morecambe statue scores a penalty at a football match on crutches.

No, this isn’t a comedy sketch in the Morecambe and Wise tradition, this actually happened on Saturday at the Globe Arena.

Paul Frith as the Eric statue.

Paul Frith as the Eric statue.

Paul Frith from Morecambe fired home from the spot and then celebrated in front of the Shrimps fans while dressed up as the statue.

Plumber Paul, who likes to paint himself all black to resemble the Eric landmark, joined other Eric fans in fancy dress for a half-time penalty shoot-out during Morecambe’s match with Luton.

Paul hobbled around as a light-hearted tribute to the ‘leg injury’ suffered by the real sculpture when it was vandalised.

Known as ‘Frithy’, Paul made the front page of The Visitor two months ago when he ‘stood in’ for the statue a few days after it was vandalised to raise money for charity.