Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah statue has been unveiled at the World Youth Forum in Sharm El Sheikh Egypt.
The art work by the Egyptian sculptor Mia Abdel Allah has not been quite so acclaimed as the player himself, Salah with his arms outstretched in apparent celebration, albeit with much bigger hair in real life.
The bronze sculpture shows Salah in suspected celebration and is available to view across the weekend, it’s fair to say the statue’s resemblance to Salah needs work and is arguably as bad as that bust of Cristiano Ronaldo at Madeira’s airport, which was improved at a later date.
The sculpture made Salah look more like the 1970s singers Leo Sayer or Art Garfunkel, with other suggesting it looked more like the character Marv from Home Alone.
When ask why the statue ?
Abdel Allah said she was inspired to make the statue, which was shown at the World Youth Forum in the Red Sea resort city, by Salah’s gesture of “opening his arms to the fans” after scoring goals.
“I found it is distinguished and executable,” she said, according to the Egypt Independent.