Salah’s statue in Egypt was highly criticised
A bronze statue of Mohamed Salah unveiled at an international youth gathering in Egypt has been criticized for its poor resemblance to the Liverpool striker.
The statue depicts Salah with a disproportionately large head and small arms stretched in the celebratory pose the 26-year-old Egyptian took in the latter part of last season.
The figure, made by artist Mai Abdullah, has Salah’s trademark curly hair and is standing on what appeared to be a pot for plants.
Salah has not publicly commented on the statue.
Last year, Cristiano Ronaldo had a bust unveiled that was also criticized for its lack of a resemblance. Twitter didn’t take long to react on the matter.
The Mo Salah sculpture looks exactly like him pic.twitter.com/wDLO2quOCD
— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) November 5, 2018
— betclever (@bet_clever) November 5, 2018
Salah just got his own statue…
Remember Ronaldo’s too? 😂 pic.twitter.com/oYVPxF8rJA
— Matt Craig (@MattHDGamer) November 5, 2018
If Mo Salah statue was a realistic 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/KivfpymFo1
— Ashraf (@TitoTito95) November 5, 2018
Salah or Marv from Home Alone ? pic.twitter.com/PG8vSWh0mI
— Ross Edmondson (@Ross_Edmo) November 5, 2018