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By Chineze Ogugua

A sculpture of Liverpool and Egypt football star Mohamed Salah has been unveiled in his home country which has left the social media in criticism of the artist Mai Abdallah.

Salah Montaser

The artwork which depicted the striker with his arms out wide in the goal scoring celebration he is known for, was put on display on Sunday at the World Youth Forum (WYF) being held in Sharm al-Sheikh.

But people have suggested it looks more like singer Leo Sayer or Marv the burglar from the film Home Alone.

The youth forum, where the statue of Salah was unveiled, was attended by thousands, including Egypt’s President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi.

Meanwhile, the sculptor Mai Abdallah has told Egyptian media that she created the statue because Salah stood as a symbol of excellence for Egyptian youth.

Salah scored 32 goals in just 36 appearances in his debut year at Liverpool last season, breaking records and garnering widespread praise.

It will be recalled that some time last year a sculpture that bore a less resemblance to Cristiano Ronaldo was unveiled in Madeira by Emanuel Jorge da Silva Santos before given a second chance to make amends.

Read also: Mo Salah Wins BBC African Footballer Of the Year 2017

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