MOHAMED SALAH has been given the Cristiano Ronaldo treatment after an ugly statue of the Liverpool winger went on display in Egpyt.
The bizarre bust, which depicts the forward with his arms spread in celebration, is being shown at the World Youth Forum in Sharm El Sheikh.
This bust of Cristiano Ronaldo was met with worldwide ridicule – and eventually replaced – after it was unveiled at Madeira International Airport[/caption]
Created by Mai Abdel Allah, the sculpture is supposed to hail Salah as a great example of dedication and determination.
Sadly, the work has been ridiculed since its unveiling with plenty of people saying it is WORSE than the infamous Ronaldo sculpture.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner had a statue of his face made that was so bad it was eventually destroyed and replaced – but only after making worldwide headlines.
Egyptian sculptor Abdel Allah said the statue shows Salah “opening his arms to the fans” after scoring goals.
“So, I found it is distinguished and executable,” she told Egyptian newspaper al-Masry al-Youm.
But Abdel Allah may be sad to learn that her piece hasn’t been very well received.
As well as being compared to Ronaldo, the statue has been described as looking more like Home Alone character Marv or 1970s pop icon Leo Sayer than seven-goal Salah.
Others said it the forward look like Beavis and Butthead.
Ronaldo commiserating Mo Salah during the Champions League final last May[/caption]
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One Twitter user said: “It looks nothing like him”.
Another simply said: “Speechless.”
One added: “That Salah statue is 10 times worse than the Ronaldo one.”