A statue of Argentinian legend Diego Maradona unveiled in India

A statue of Argentinian legend Diego Maradona unveiled in India

- A statue of Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona has been unveiled in India

- The statue was erected in the Indian city of Kolkata where he was idolized by the locals

- But the statue may not sit well with Diego Maradona as it has been likened to Susan Boyle and Roy Hodgson

Argentinian football legend, Diego Moradona, has been honoured with a statue in India, following his charitable visit to the country nine years ago.

The statue, however, has been likened more to Susan Boyle, Mrs Brown and Roy Hodgson than Maradona himself after its unveiling. The statue shows Diego Maradona holding the World Cup trophy.

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Briefly.co.za learned that the people of Kolkata, a city in India, idolized Maradona, and in 2008 they rushed to the airport to see him.

But the artwork now gracing the city is a far cry from the player who won the 1986 tournament in Mexico.

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A statue of Argentina legend Diego Maradona unveiled in India

A statue of Argentina legend Diego Maradona unveiled in India (photo: Sun)

It draws comparison to the 'Art Attack-like' statue created to honour Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo in Madeira in March, 2017.

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Source: Sport.briefly.co.za

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