PRODIGY legend Keith Flint has been immortalised at his hometown football club by a passionate street artist.

Braintree Town FC had identified a space next to the club's main grandstand to host a mural of the star, who passed away earlier this year.

Street artist David Nash, better known as Gnasher, jumped at the chance to work on the project.

He travelled from Hertfordshire to spend seven hours spray painting the mural.

"I did feel like as soon as I knew the club were looking for someone it had to be me," he said.

"I was gutted I couldn't make it here for his funeral.

"I have a local connection as my dad lives here, so I really wanted to do it."


Flint's funeral attracted thousands and a petition for a statue in the town gained over 10,000 signatures.

Jon Weaver, Braintree Town FC historian, said he was delighted with the result.

"All the time we've had the debate over the statue, we had this space right here," he said.

"I spoke with the members of the board and it was a unanimous decision to commission this.

"It was a fantastic idea.

"I was mesmerized watching the process and seeing it come together."