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Bez visits Highbury

3 April 2014

Happy Mondays star meets Fleetwood Town chairman Andy Pilley

Highbury Stadium welcomed a celebrity visitor recently when Happy Mondays star Mark ‘Bez’ Berry paid a visit to the home of Fleetwood Town FC.
 
Maraca-touting Bez came to the Fylde coast to promote his anti-fracking stance and fledgling political career and met up with football club chairman and energy utilities entrepreneur, Andy Pilley.
 
Pilley, 43, said that talks covered a number of issues.
 
“Bez has been in the area to promote his anti-fracking message and we’ve discussed several opportunities on how we may make best use of the stadium during the close-season. One proposed project is very interesting.”
 
Bez, 49, and a 1990’s music headliner, welcomed the chance to highlight implications from the shale gas extraction process during his visit.
 
“I’ve had positive talks with Andy about the rights of Fleetwood people and looking at the fracking issues in the area. Once a community realises what is about to happen to them they are brought together by the seriousness of the situation. Anti-fracking issues must be highlighted.“
 
The talk soon turned to football and the Manchester United supporter was pleased fans could come together to discuss the fracking technology.
 
“We had a Stretford Ender visiting the Cod Army and I brought a Blue with me from Manchester. It’s great the football family is coming together under one banner which is anti-fracking.” 


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