There have been various examples where sculpting a footballer into a statue hasn’t quite worked out well but a recently disclosed sculpture of Michael Essien has to be the worst seen.
A statue of the Ex-Chelsea midfielder has been built in his homeland of Ghana and it is fair to say it is pretty lovely.
Essien made 256 appearances at Stamford Bridge between 2005 and 2014, helping the Blues to win nine trophies, including two Premier League titles.
Shown in Chelsea’s iconic blue home strip, Essien’s body looks severely out of proportion, while his face is far too jagged and lumps of his face appear to be missing.
He is also kicking the ball with a similar technique to a toddler, his knees are very thin when it is being compared to the rest of his legs and his shoulders appearing to be armed with NFL-style padding.