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WATCH: Everton say Dixie Dean statue unscathed after being set alight

Everton have announced their statue of Dixie Dean is unscathed after it was set alight by a flare.

Footage released online of the incident outside their home ground Goodison Park on Monday.

In a statement responding to the vandalism, the club said: "Everton is assisting Merseyside Police with enquiries in relation to a flare ignited on the Dixie Dean statue outside Goodison Park.

"We encourage anyone with information relating to this disappointing and disrespectful incident to contact Merseyside Police.

"Following inspection - and cleaning of the memorial and the site - we can thankfully confirm no permanent damage has been done to the statue of our greatest-ever goalscorer - or the floral tributes laid at the foot of the statue."

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