In less than 24 hours, more than 8,000 people have signed an internet campaign to turn the former National Football Museum at Deepdale into a Sir Tom Finney Museum.
Nick Lenehan set up a Facebook page on Monday afternoon after standing at his ‘Splash’ statue outside the historic Preston North End stadium over the weekend.
The former Cardinal Newman College pupil said: “This page is a call to the proud people of Preston, and indeed the world, to remember our favourite son, Sir Tom Finney, with a museum in his memory.
“After standing at the statue this weekend, paying my own tribute to the great man, I thought that the disused football museum should be turned into The Sir Tom Finney Museum.”
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