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There's A New Statue Of Mo Salah And It Isn't Very Good

Is it Leo Sayer?

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This is Mo Salah, the Liverpool and Egypt footballer who gained cult status on Merseyside after scoring a record 32 league goals last season and being voted player of the year. Basically, he's very good.


What's not quite as good is this new statue of him, which has been unveiled in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, at the World Youth Forum. People have a lot of ideas about what it actually looks like.

Mo Salah immortalised 😬 What is the best football statue ever made? 🤔

1. The sculpture from the Lionel Ritchie “Hello” video.

2. Dobby the House Elf.

After seeing Mo Salah's statue, starting to think they weren't trying to make Salah. They were thinking what if Dobby had an afro?

3. This meme.

4. Marv from Home Alone.

Once you've seen it you can't unsee it. Mo Salah's statue is a dead ringer for Marv.

5. Art Garfunkel.

Why does the statue of @MoSalah look more like #ArtGarfunkel?


7. Leo Sayer.

8. Jonah Hill.

This new @MoSalah statue looks very familiar.... @LFC #salah #Liverpool

9. Kate Winslet in Titanic.

Mohamed Salah's new statue #salah #statue

10. Jeremy Jamm from Parks and Recreation.

Good to see Councilman Jamm finally getting the statue he so richly believes he deserves. #Salah #LFC

11. Phil Spector.

That new statue of mohammed salah in sharmel shake.....#egypt #Mohamed_Salah #bust

12. Mick Hucknall.

Is it Mo or is it Mick? #SalahStatue #LFC

13. Richard Simmons.

That statue of mo salah looks more like Richard Simmons than mo salah lmao

14. A dinosaur.

The Mo Salah statue has got me going #mosalah

15. Margaret Thatcher.

@talkSPORT @MoSalah Thatcher #Salahstatue

Still, it could be worse.

Patrick Smith is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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