A statue of Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah has been unveiled in the resort town of Sharm El Sheikh, depicting him in his well-known celebratory pose.
However, the sculpture has been mocked for its poor resemblance of Mo Salah, with fans suggesting it looks more like 1970s singer-songwriter Leo Sayer or even American actor Jonah Hill.
Does its head wobble when you shake it?— C.S (@chrissouthall) November 4, 2018
Perhaps a little harshly, but… pic.twitter.com/7WCfkDJnyw— Dave Smith (@dave_smith78) November 4, 2018
The statue reminded netizens of Ronaldo’s infamous bust, which was also widely mocked.
Lemme guess. Same dude who made the Cristiano bust? pic.twitter.com/tcVXwZ2LWt— Danny🇨🇦 (@budmashi) November 5, 2018
Salah had an extraordinary debut season in the Premier League with Liverpool last year, scoring 32 goals and winning the prestigious England’s Player of the Year award.
Moreover, he played a key role in the club’s progress to the UEFA Champions League (UCL) final but suffered a serious injury in the tournament’s decider against Real Madrid.
The injury also limited his playing time in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, ultimately resulting in Egypt getting knocked out in the group stage.
Salah has bagged five goals and three assists in England’s top flight so far this season, putting him tenth in the league’s top scorer standings.