Final yr, British heavy metallic big Ozzy Osbourne made headlines by closing out the 2022 Commonwealth Video games by performing a pair Black Sabbath songs in entrance of a packed home. It made for excellent footage and noticed what regarded like a largely wholesome Ozzy doing what he does greatest.
But one attraction on the Commonwealth Video games that didn’t make headlines was the large, 33-foot tall mechanical bull construction that stood exterior the Commonwealth Video games throughout and after the festivities. Earlier this week the BBC reported that outcomes of a public vote to call the construction revealed that followers decidedly selected to call it after the “Prince of Darkness” himself.
After studying of the information, Ozzy advised the BBC that he was excited by the information, since he grew up in Birmingham.
“I’m completely blown away. Thanks for all of your votes. And Birmingham eternally.”
The construction was initially destined for the scrapyard following final yr’s video games, however practically 10,000 signatures have been collected in a petition to avoid wasting and showcase it someplace. As a compromise, officers determined to set it up in its new everlasting location proper exterior the Birmingham New Road railway station.
In response to officers, greater than 28,000 votes have been forged within the bid to call the construction, with Ozzy securing greater than 70% of the votes. In response to the BBC, different names that made the shortlist have been: “Bostin, a well-used Midlands phrase which means wonderful; Brummie, describing individuals who come from Birmingham; and Boulton, after pioneering 18th Century industrialist Matthew Boulton.”
Talking concerning the fan vote, West Midlands mayor Andy Road mentioned the general public “couldn’t have made a clearer alternative” for the bull’s title.
“Like folks proper throughout our area, I can’t wait to see Ozzy take pleasure of place in New Road Station in a triumphant homecoming this summer time – proudly bearing the title of the Prince of Darkness himself.”