A bizarre statue of Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been unveiled in his home country, Egypt which went on display at the World Youth Forum in Sharm El Sheikh on Sunday.
Egyptian sculptor Mai Abdel Allah said she came up with the idea in 2016 and that the statue took a month to complete in the lead up to the youth forum.
She told the Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper Salah was a symbol of excellence and an example to her country’s youth.
The statue is intended to depict Salah’s goal celebrations
It depicts Salah with his arms spread out in celebration, smiling and looking up into the sky but his arms, legs and torso appear disproportionately smaller when compared with the size of his head.
The statue follows Ronaldo’s at Madeira Airport, which eventually had to be destroyed and replaced after it made headlines around the world.