Football fans are saying the same thing after statue unveiled in tribute to Argentina legend Diego Maradona

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FOOTBALL fans are all saying the same thing after a new statue of Diego Maradona was unveiled in Spain.

The dodgy design was revealed ahead of the COTIF final in the Spanish town of L’Alcudia.

Football officials posed with an attempt at Diego Maradona's likeness

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Football officials posed with an attempt at Diego Maradona’s likeness
The artwork didn't quite match the real thing

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The artwork didn’t quite match the real thingCredit: AP

With Argentina’s Under-20s in action, the country’s FA president Claudio Tapia was in town to unveil the new Maradona tribute.

Tapia beamed as he posed for photos next to the work, designed by Spanish artist Rafa Ferri.

But fans have been quick to slate the artwork online, likening it from Sylvester Stallone to Bruce Lee.

One social media user wrote: “Have respect for Diego!”

While a second joked: “Oops Diego melted.”

A third tweeted: “Hahahaha what is that.”

And another questioned: “Nobody saw that lack of respect before presenting it?”

The statue drew comparisons with other botched works from down the years.

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Madeira Airport infamously unveiled an awful statue of Cristiano Ronaldo back in 2017.

While a previous attempt at Maradona in Kolkata drew comparisons with Susan Boyle.

Manchester City erected a statue of Sergio Aguero outside Etihad Stadium at the end of the last season – only for Toni Kroos to mockingly point out that it looks more like him.

Cristiano Ronaldo poses next to Madeira Airport's infamous statue

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Cristiano Ronaldo poses next to Madeira Airport’s infamous statueCredit: Getty Images – Getty
An atrocious effort of Maradona was unveiled in Kolkata in 2017

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An atrocious effort of Maradona was unveiled in Kolkata in 2017Credit: Getty – Contributor
Sergio Aguero's Man City statue was compared with Toni Kroos

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Sergio Aguero’s Man City statue was compared with Toni KroosCredit: PA

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