The statue of a Liverpool star striker, Mohamed Salah, was inaugurated in his home country of Egypt, drawing an unfavorable comparison with a statue of Ronaldo that was much laughed at.
The statue inaugurated in Sharm el-Sheikh shows Salah, who set a record of scoring a new Premier League last season, in his typical pose with a high pose to the audience.
The striker scored 32 goals in his debut season with Liverpool, winning the best English player of the year and was nominated for FIFA world players this year.
But the likeness of Egyptian sculptor Mia Abdel Allah has not been recognized as a player himself, who was nominated for FIFA world players this year after an extraordinary season in which he also inspired Egypt for the first World Cup appearance in 28 years.
Observers on social media say the statue made Prayers more like 1970s singer Leo Sayer or Art Garfunkel, with others suggesting it looked more like a Marv character from Home Alone.
The statue also reminds a lot of controversy over the statue of Ronaldo at Madeira airport that sculptor Emanuel Santos worked on again after protesting that it did not have a good resemblance to the Portuguese superstar.
Abdel Allah said he was inspired to make a statue, which was shown at the World Youth Forum in the Red Sea resort city, with a false signal about "opening his hands to fans" after scoring a goal.
"I found it distinguished and executed," he said, according to the Egyptian Independent.