Football fans and clubs around the world have often paid tribute to legendary players and managers with a statue over the years, and Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa has become the latest icon to receive this honour.
Admittedly, the number of terrible football statues are far more memorable, and it appears the Argentinian has unfortunately fallen foul of an amusing design.
Fan account @LeedsEverywhere tweeted a photo of a new commission by one devoted Peacocks fan showing a bronze likeness of Bielsa, revealing the supporter intends to donate the artwork to the club, provoking lots of replies from the United faithful.
Ever since he arrived at Elland Road in the summer of 2018, the Argentine head coach has become a true fan favourite amongst the supporters, and his side are currently at the top of the Championship table, holding a comfortable seven-point-lead over the playoff places, with promotion to Premier League football firmly within their reach prior to the football league’s suspension as a result of the pandemic.
Understandably, loads of supporters took to Twitter to share their views on Bielsa’s tribute, with many mocking the artist’s efforts. One fan commented “absolutely not” and another dubbed the statue “dreadful.”
Take a look at some of the funniest reactions down below…
— Martin Cooney (@Cooney9Martin) April 28, 2020
A Boeing 747 could land on that forehead
— Adam (@AdamGodfrey_93) April 28, 2020
Absolutely not. Well meaning and we love Bielsa but he has no place next to Don and Billy …….YET x
— Elceedoubleu (@fakeboff) April 28, 2020
Was going well until the head. Cut it off and do it again
— David Ward💭 (@DAVIDLUFC_) April 28, 2020
Needs some work on the dome pic.twitter.com/cPZRryRnOV
— Ger Radburn (@gerrad9) April 28, 2020
Shame it looks absolutely nothing like him
— CM (@ChrisMoulds01) April 28, 2020
Why does it have the forehead of a baluga whale 🤣😂🤦♂️
— Chris jones (@_Chris_Jones_) April 28, 2020
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