Is it a bird, is it a plane…

…no, it’s ‘Orangeman’! The Beeb is reporting that the Orange Order has created a new superhero to win over the next generation of sash-wearers. It’s looking for name for the kids’ icon – Orangeman has been deemed to obvious. The Order’s David Hume said: “We want to make the Orange Order more relevant to the young and appear less stuffy. Our new Orange hero has been carefully designed and is really a bit of good fun. Our research shows that he should appeal to the young. He will appear on Christmas cards and other merchandise which we sell or distribute. The only problem is that we do not have a name for him so we decided to launch a competition. We hope that junior members of the Order or indeed anyone who is interested will send in suggestions to our headquarters at Schomberg House, 368 Cregagh Road, Belfast, BT6 9EY. The closing date for the competition will be January 10.” ADDS: In the Tele, Victor Gordon tries his hand: ‘Sash Gordon’, ‘Dan Cree’ and ‘Sam Begg’.

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