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Salah statue slammed for lack of likeness

The Associated Press

Salah statue

The Associated PressCAIRO (AP) — A bronze statue of Mohamed Salah unveiled Monday at an international youth gathering in Egypt has been criticized for its poor resemblance to the Liverpool striker.

The statue depicts Salah with a disproportionately large head and small arms stretched in the celebratory pose the 26-year-old Egyptian struck in the latter part of last season.

The figure, made by artist Mai Abdullah, has Salah’s trademark curly hair. Salah has not spoken publicly about the statue, and Abdullah was not immediately available for comment.

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