The simian prince of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, has lost his stadium in Libya.
Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez loses Libya stadium honour
A stadium in eastern Libya named in honour of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has been stripped of its title, opposition groups say.
The Hugo Chavez stadium outside Benghazi has been renamed “Martyrs of February”, in memory of people killed fighting to overthrow the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.
President Chavez is a close ally of Colonel Gaddafi.
Last week he offered to mediate in the conflict in Libya.
“The name has been officially changed to ‘Martyrs of February,'” the policeman responsible for guarding the stadium, Jaled al-Barghati, told the AFP news agency.
“The decision was made by the [opposition] National Council following a request from the local population,” he added.
The sign with Hugo Chavez’s name on it still stands at the entrance to the stadium, but the new name is emblazoned on its walls in red graffiti.