A group of racist Irish nationalists are trying to block plans to erect a statue of Thin Lizzy leader PHIL LYNOTT because he was black.

The unnamed group has launched an internet campaign to stop workers from erecting the statue of Lynott, who died in 1986 of liver and heart failure.

Lynott's mother PHILOMENA has called the group "mindless cowards."

11/07/2004 21:10