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    Chelsea's Great Michael Essien 'Joins the Ugly Statue Gang'

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    It seems like erecting bizarre statues honoring outstanding footballers has become a worldwide trend, as there is no other explanation as to why every new bronze bust seems to just look worse.

    This time it is a life-size statue of Chelsea legend Michael Essien, who helped the team to win nine trophies, including two Premier League titles. It turns out that it was erected a few years ago in his homeland of Ghana, but apparently never entered the spotlight.

    Saddick Adams, a sports journalist based in Ghana, tweeted a photo of the statue, informing the footballer about its existence.

    While Addams considers it a “beautiful gift,” the statue actually looks strange, as Essien’s body looks out of proportion, his face is serrated, and his knees are too thin compared to the rest of his legs.

    No wonder people began to recall other appalling statutes…

    and compare them…

    Some social media users agreed that it’s the worst…

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    However, locals have emphasized that the statue is not new, but was unveiled many years ago…

    Last year was marked by two extremely curious-looking statues of football icons Diego Maradona and Christiano Ronaldo, which caused much ridicule among social media users due to their dubious likeness to the players.

    ​READ MORE: Maradona Statue Unveiled in India and… Gets Mocked Even More Than Ronaldo's

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