‘Why does he have the body of an eight-year-old?’: Fans ridicule sculpture of Mohamed Salah as the bizarre statue draws comparisons to infamous Cristiano Ronaldo bust
- Mohamed Salah immortalised as bizarre statue was created in his image
- The odd-looking sculpture, which went on display on Sunday, has been ridiculed
- Fans ripped into the statue after it was compared to several fictional characters
- Some have said it looks like Marv from Home Alone and Dobby from Harry Potter
Mohamed Salah has been given the Cristiano Ronaldo treatment after a bizarre statue of the Egyptian star was unveiled in his home country on Sunday.
The odd-looking sculpture, which went on display at the World Youth Forum in Sharm El Sheikh, has been ridiculed online and compared to a host of fictional characters.
The bust has even been likened to the sculpture of Ronaldo, which went viral for looking nothing like the Juventus star.
Mohamed Salah has been immortalised after a bizarre sculpture was created in his image
The odd-looking statue, which went on display Sharm El Sheikh on Sunday, has been ridiculed
The strange work of art, created by Mai Abdel Allah, is supposed to represent Salah as a great example of dedication and determination, and it is said to have taken a month to create the tribute piece.
The sculptor told the Egypt Independent that the statue is ‘opening his arms to the fans’ after scoring goals but one Twitter user questioned why the body what that of ‘an eight-year-old’s’.
The Twitter user said: ‘Did they run out of material for the body for the Mo Salah statue? Why does he have the body of an 8 year old?’
Did they run out of material for the body for the Mo Salah statue?
Why does he have the body of an 8 year old ?
That new Mo Salah statue is great pic.twitter.com/5YVe4jyHBW
That new statue of Mo Salah looks familiar pic.twitter.com/W84D1nMZIk
Mo Salah statue has been revealed, I’m sat here like.. pic.twitter.com/b5FVaC1EBT
The Egyptian artist was satisfied with her effort following it’s unveiling. She told Egyptian newspaper al-Masry al-Youm that it is ‘distinguished.’
However, her work was said to be worse than the bust of Ronaldo at Madeira Airport, which was replaced with a new statue earlier this summer.
It has even been compared to the characters from Beavis and Butthead, and Marv from the Home Alone films.
The bust has even drawn comparisons to the infamous sculpture of Cristiano Ronaldo
The then Real Madrid star had the bust put on show at Madeira Airport before it was replaced
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