Belfast bids for Super Hero City status

Belfast bids for Super Hero City status

Belfast looks set to don a cape and mask in a bid to defeat tyranny and fight for justice as it bids to become the UK's first ever Super Hero City.

The idea to go for the 2014 Super Hero City award is being proposed by the Belfast's very own caped crusader, Mayor Máirtín Ó Muilleoir.He donned his own super hero costume to ask his fellow citizens of Belfast to take on an alter ego and help each other to make the city a safer place for all.UTV caught up with the First Citizen during a clean-up of the city's underbelly, he said: "No, we are not going batty."I have always said the people of Belfast are great heroes and it is about time we had our own Super Hero Day in Belfast."I want the people of Belfast to put on their best super hero costume and to do good deeds for each other."So if there is a cat up a tree that needs rescued they should help, or if they see a large planetary object about to hit earth then they must act to stop it."He added: "So I want to see people dress up as Superman, the Fantastic Four and the Green Lantern."I've been talking with my super colleague Jim Rodgers who says that if we have a Green Lantern then there must be an Orange Lantern and I will make sure that happens because this is a day for everyone," the Sinn Féin councillor said.Councillor Jim Rodgers said he would be Robin to the mayor's Batman.He added: "This is a fantastic idea which will help build community relations and will be a great, positive message - not just for Belfast - but for everyone across the length and breadth of Northern Ireland," said the Ulster Unionist.Superhero Lord Mayor! Hope no one fell for @utv's #AprilFool! What a great sport @newbelfast! http://t.co/OCLsRLM1q7— Belfast City Council (@belfastcc) April 1, 2014

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