A peculiar new statue of Mohamed Salah is so bad it's being mercilessly mocked on Twitter

  • Mohamed Salah has been immortalized with a really weird statue.
  • Salah is the Liverpool FC forward who scored 44 goals from 52 appearances in all competitions last season.
  • The statue was unveiled at the World Youth Forum in Sharm al-Sheikh in Egypt.
  • It has been mercilessly mocked on Twitter.

A peculiar new statue of Liverpool FC forward Mohamed Salah is so bad it has been mercilessly mocked on Twitter.

Salah is one of the best players in world soccer and helped push Liverpool into a place in last season's UEFA Champions League final, a year he scored an extraordinary 44 goals from 52 appearances in all competitions.

The 26-year-old, capped 61 times for the Egypt national soccer team, has been immortalised by Egyptian sculptor Mia Abdel Allah, who unveiled a weird bust at the World Youth Forum held in Sharm al-Sheikh on Sunday, according to the BBC.

Abdel Allah modelled his work on one of Salah's famous goal celebrations, but the statue's hair, small arms, and the general likeness have been torn apart by savage social media users who say the sculpture bears more likeness to Marv, an inept burgler in the smash hit movie "Home Alone."

Here's the statue:

"Lee," posting under the "Crosby71" username, seems to think the statue looks more like the popular character Screech from the early 1990s American sitcom "Saved by the Bell."

"Whinney," who posts using the "Bwhinney15" alias, said: "Salah does look like Marv from Home Alone."

The "Big Football" account compared the statue to Dobby the House Elf who is "three foot tall" and has "bat-like ears and green eyes the size of tennis balls," according to Pottermore, the digital home of all things Harry Potter.

Things may look bad but hey, it could be worse… it could look like the Cristiano Ronaldo statue that was unveiled outside Madeira Airport, in Portugal.

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Mohamed Salah through the years
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Mohamed Salah through the years
El egipcio Mohamed Salah festeja un gol contra Nueva Zelanda en el torneo olímpico de fútbol el domingo, 29 de julio de 2012, en Manchester, Inglaterra. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
Chelsea's Mohamed Salah, left, competes with Stoke City's Erik Pieters during their English Premier League soccer match at Stamford Bridge, London, Saturday, April 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
Chelsea's Mohamed Salah arrives for a training session in Cobham, England, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. Chelsea will play against Schalke 04 in a Champions League group G match in Germany on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Egypt's Mohamed Salah, right, and Botswana's Thato Ogopotse compete for the ball during their African Cup of Nations group G qualifying soccer match at Cairo International Stadium in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
FILE - In this Monday, April 11, 2016 file photo, Roma's Mohamed Salah celebrates after scoring during their Serie A soccer match against Bologna, in Rome's Olympic stadium. Egypt winger Mohamed Salah will get another chance to prove himself in the English Premier League after sealing a move to Liverpool from Roma on Thursday, June 22, 2017. The 25-year-old Salah made just six league starts during his time playing for Chelsea from February 2014 to February 2015 before being sent on loan first to Fiorentina and then Roma. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, file)
Roma’s Mohamed Salah celebrates after scoring during the Champions League group E soccer match between Roma and Bayer Leverkusen at the Olympic stadium, in Rome, Italy, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Roma's Mohamed Salah, right, is challenged by Empoli's Lorenzo Tonelli during their Serie A soccer match at Rome's Olympic stadium, Italy, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Roma's Mohamed Salah reacts during the Champions League Round of 16, second leg soccer match between Real Madrid and Roma at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Tuesday March 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul White)
Roma's Edin Dzeko, center, celebrates with his teammates Radja Nainggolan, left, and Mohamed Salah after scoring his side's third goal during a Serie A soccer match, at the Rome Olympic stadium Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Mohamed Salah poses for a photo during a news conference after winning the African Player of the Year award at the Confederation of African Football awards ceremony in Accra, Ghana, Thursday Jan. 4, 2018. Salah won the reward for success on all fronts in 2017 for the Egypt forward after he inspired his country to a long-awaited World Cup place and had a phenomenal start to his career at Liverpool. (AP Photo/Christian Thompson)
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates after he scores his sides 2nd goal of the game during their English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Liverpool at the Emirates stadium London, Friday, Dec. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah, center, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's first goal of the game during the Champions League quarter final, first leg soccer match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield, Liverpool, England, Wednesday, April 4, 2018. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah, left, duels for the ball with Crystal Palace's James Tomkins during the English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park stadium in London, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 12: Mohamed Salah of Liverpool runs with the ball during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and West Ham United at Anfield on August 12, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 03: Mohamed Salah of Liverpool looks on after Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal (not pictured) scores his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Liverpool FC at Emirates Stadium on November 3, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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