Unusual Sculpture Of Liverpool Star Mohamed Salah Gets Mocked On Twitter

Unusual Sculpture Of Liverpool Star Mohamed Salah Gets Mocked On Twitter

Javier Howell
November 7, 2018

The unveiling ceremony of the statue at the World Youth Forum (WYF) in Sharm el-Sheikh, in Egypt's northeastern Sinai Peninsula was attended by thousands, including Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, BBC News reported. The figurine depicts the Liverpool forward in his trademark goalscoring celebration, with hands spread out and looking upwards, but with skinny legs and comparatively small bust - it seemed more like a caricature than a tribute.

The statue drew comparisons with many celebrities online including Marv the villain from Home Alone and British singer-songwriters Leo Sayer and Art Garfunkel.

The sculptor behind Mohamed Salah's widely ridiculed statue has revealed why it turned out so badly.

But the likeness was lost on most social media users, with many drawing comparisons with the much-ridiculed bust of Cristiano Ronaldo unveiled at Madeira Airport past year.

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The striker scored 32 goals in his debut season with Liverpool, won England's player's player of the year award and was nominated for Fifa's world player of the year.

The 26-year-old signed a new five-year deal at the club earlier this year, and has had previous spells at clubs including Chelsea and Roma.

He was their lead goal scorer in World Cup qualifying, which helped them reach the 2018 competition for the first time since 1990.