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    Former Argentinian footballer and manager Diego Armando Maradona holds a jersey of the football club Fujairah FC, bearing his name on the reverse, during a press conference where he was announced as the upcoming manager for the team, in the Gulf emirate of Fujairah on May 14, 2017

    Maradona Statue Unveiled in India and... Gets Mocked Even More Than Ronaldo's

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    A football icon has revealed a new 12-foot high statue in his honor, which albeit arguably bears little resemblance to him, in Kolkata, India.

    Diego Maradona has visited India for a charity event in aid in people battling cancer, where he was presented with a bronze sculpture featuring him at the most glorious time in his life – when he was lifting the 1986 World Cup.

    "It's amazing to have my statue here. I am glad to be in Kolkata for the second time. Thank you very much for the love," Maradona said. 

    The bizarre statue has already caused much controversy and ridicule among social media due to its dubious likeness to the Argentinian legend.

    Some people recalled the same awkward situation with the Real Madrid forward Christiano Ronaldo’s bust last spring.

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    Both “masterpieces” were called questionable and even horrifying.

    Others saw Susan Boyle, the Scottish singer from “Britain’s Got Talent”, instead of Maradona…

    …or Roy Hodgson…

    …or someone’s gran.

    The charity event, where he and his girlfriend handed out checks to 11 cancer patients, marked Maradona’s second visit to India.

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