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Manchester United's Big Lily flag features in new Belfast peace wall mural

New mural of the Man United friendship flay painted on the international wall on Northumberland Street in on the west Belfast peaceline. Picture Mal McCann

MANCHESTER United's `Big Lily' flag, which has travelled the world supporting the team for 20 years, has been featured on a new mural.

The flag is also the subject of a year long documentary.

Filming for The Flag of Friendship has already taken place in Munich, Malta, Madrid, Perth, Kyoto, Houston, Manchester, Belfast and Dublin this year.

The new mural appears on the peace section of the `international wall' in west Belfast.

The flag was created by Keith Norris and Martin Cleary, friends of different religions. They named it to represent the Protestant Orange lily and Catholic Easter lily.

"We have filmed amazing characters and events which portray the global passion for Manchester United in a unique manner," Mr Norris said.

"This mural will be an integral part of the film and Big Lily's journey. Further filming is scheduled for USA and Scandinavia.

"This is an historical moment for all connected with Big Lily. Big Lily represents Manchester United Supporters, irrespective of creed, colour or ethnic background."

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