Is the Diego Maradona statue worse than Ronaldo's?

Danny Woods
December 14, 2017

Diego Maradona is one of the most revolutionary, inspirational and iconic footballers in the history of the lovely game. The city paid a tribute to the legendary footballer by unveiling a 12-foot long statue of Maradona, seen holding the 1986 FIFA World Cup.

Maradona is on a three-day visit of Kolkata. The 12 foot version of the former Napoli and Barcelona forward comes nine years after his first visit to the Indian city, in which thousands of fans greeted the owner of the hand of God.

While the pose is recognisable for Maradona's efforts at the 1986 World Cup, the same can't be said for the statue's likeness to the Argentine.

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"Thank you very much everybody for coming here. It's fantastic to have my statue here".

A bust of Cristiano Ronaldo drew worldwide ridicule for its dubious likeness to the Portuguese forward a year ago and a number of people have called Maradona's statue "worse than Ronaldo's". "I just consider myself as a simple football player", Maradona has been quoted as saying by the Times of India.

Online commenters have claimed the statue looks more like Boston Celtics NBA great Larry Bird, Television character Bobby Ewing from the show Dallas or even UK X-Factor victor Susan Boyle.

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