SHOULD ANDREW JOHNS BE IMMORTALISED IN NEWCASTLE?

Andrew Johns attacks during the NRL Rugby League, Round 17, Manly Sea Eagles V Newcastle Knights match at Brookvale Oval, Sydney, Saturday, June 30, 2006. (AAP Image/Action Photographics/Grant Trouville) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY.

A go-fund-me page has been set up to build a statue of former Newcastle Knights Andrew Johns out the front of McDonald Jones Stadium.

The page, which was set up on September 18, has already raised over $2,500.

Novocastrian Karlo Tychsen says despite already having a stand named after the halfback, the player should be immortalised with a bronze statue.

“They have built a statue of Wally Lewis in Brisbane, they’re going to build one for Jonathon Thurston, other sports have commemorated their greats, so the greatest of all time deserves a statue of his own.”

“Andrew Johns should have a statue built of him in Newcastle, out front of McDonald Jones Stadium, as a permanent reminder of everything he did for this town and region, and a constant reminder that the greatest there ever was is one of ours,” Mr Tychsen said.

Would you like to see a statue of Andrew Jones at McDonald Jones?