Thought the Cristiano Ronaldo statue was bad? Check out this one of Diego Maradona

Maradona was in the country on a charity visit

Diego Maradona doesn't look too impressed with his new statue

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

After that rather unfortunate bust of Cristiano Ronaldo in a Portuguese airport, our expectations of football statues aren't exactly high.

But a new statue of Diego Maradona in India makes the Ronaldo iconography look like the best thing since Michaelangelo decided the Sistine Chapel needed a makeover.

The 12-foot high statue was unveiled in Kolkata as part of a charity event to raise funds for cancer victims. Maradona attended the event, his second trip to India.

However the sculptor appears to have been rather liberal with his interpretation of Maradona's visage. Or, in other words, the statue looks nothing like the Barcelona legend.

Just like the Ronaldo statue, which sparked all manner of memes mocking the former Manchester United player, the Twitterati have been quick to pile in and make light of the statue debacle.

Take a look at the best responses below: