Published: Mon, November 05, 2018
Entertaiment | By Kelly Sanders

Unusual Sculpture Of Liverpool Star Mohamed Salah Gets Mocked On Twitter

Unusual Sculpture Of Liverpool Star Mohamed Salah Gets Mocked On Twitter

An Egyptian artist has hit back at her critics after a sculpture she made of Mohamed Salah was widely mocked on social media.

Abdel Allah said she was inspired to make the statue, which was shown at the World Youth Forum in the Red Sea resort city, by Salah's gesture of "opening his arms to the fans" after scoring goals.

A bronze statue of Mohamed Salah unveiled Monday at an global youth gathering in Egypt has been criticized for its poor resemblance to the Liverpool striker.

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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.

"Lee", posting under the "Crosby71" username, seems to think the statue looks more like the popular character Screech from the early 1990s American sitcom "Saved by the Bell".

The "Big Football" account compared the statue to Dobby the House Elf who is "three foot tall" and has "bat-like ears and green eyes the size of tennis balls", according to Pottermore, the digital home of all things Harry Potter.

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