George Best painted out of east Belfast mural

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He was famous for painting the town red, but now a mural of George Best in his native east Belfast has been painted out of history.

The mural of the former Manchester United legend on the Woodstock Road was a popular attraction for tourists from around the world.

But now a decision has been made to replace it with another, to the concern of a number of people in the area.

Andy Moorhead of East Belfast Alternatives, which is in charge of the mural, explained the reasoning behind the change.

"We were trying to show the world and the rest of Northern Ireland and east Belfast there are more people from east Belfast contributing than just George Best," he said.

"It wasn't anything personal against George.

"We have had a few people saying they are sad to see George is down, he has put east Belfast on the map.

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