17:37 Monday, 05 November 2018
Liverpool football star Mo Salah has had the Cristiano Ronaldo treatment.
A sculpture of the 26 year old has been unveiled in his home country of Egypt and it looks nothing like him.
The statue, created by sculptor Mai Abdallah, was revealed at the World Youth Forum in Sharm El Sheikh on Sunday.
It depicts Salah in his familiar celebratory pose with both arms held aloft and his palms facing the sky.
However, the striker’s head is much bigger than his arms, hands, legs and feet.
The artwork has people in stitches on social media, with many suggesting it looks more like Marv from the film Home Alone, Beavis and Butt-Head, Simply Red front man Mick Hucknall and Art Garfunkel.
Once you’ve seen it you can’t unsee it. Mo Salah’s statue is a dead ringer for Marv. pic.twitter.com/CCNyU1rEzW
— Jack (@cr0ssland) November 4, 2018
That new statue of Mo Salah looks familiar pic.twitter.com/W84D1nMZIk
— Jamés (@utdsupreme) November 4, 2018
It’s been compared to a sculpture of Cristiano Ronaldo, which was widely mocked after it was unveiled at Madeira airport last year.
The BBC reports that Mai Abdallah has taken to Facebook to address the criticism, claiming that the statue came out looking differently to the original mould.
“I hope people learn the art of criticism politely and respect,” she said.