Belfast bids for Super Hero City status

Published Tuesday, 01 April 2014
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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.

Belfast bids for Super Hero City status
Mayor Ó Muilleoir is on the look out for good deeds to carry out in the city. (© UTV)

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.

© UTV News
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8 Comments
Michael in Belfast wrote (152 days ago):
leethom10- Orange latern powered by greed eh? I'm biting down on my tongue so hard don't think I'll be able to taste again...
Barry in Belfast wrote (153 days ago):
My mate Glenn thought this was real-he's away to work dressed as Spider-man!!LOL
Jim in Carrickfergus wrote (153 days ago):
Just like only fools and horses when they turned up at the wake,also available for childrens parties and bar mitzvahs half day closing on a wednesday, OAP rates NITB recommended
leethom10 in Unionist wrote (154 days ago):
I hate the green and orange comment.. Anyone who even remotely knows the lantern comics knows the orange lanterns are powered by greed, it would be the oposite of what they're promoting
susan in Belfast wrote (154 days ago):
Great April fools day prank pity it wasn't for real :)
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