RADAMEL FALCAO has a statue of himself being in-built his house city – however it seems to be NOTHING like him.
The 19-foot statue is being constructed within the metropolis of Santa Marta, Colombia within the province of Magdalena, the place he was born.
The all-white statue exhibits Falcao, 32, celebrating a objective along with his trademark celebration, pointing to the sky.
Nevertheless, the face bares subsequent to no resemblance to the Monaco striker.
Native media have in contrast the statue, which continues to be beneath building, to the one in every of Cristiano Ronaldo launched on the airport named after the Portuguese star.
Ronaldo’s statue was changed with a extra life-like one with symmetrical eyes and an everyday smile however followers launched a petition to deliver the outdated one, in comparison with Niall Quinn and The Head from Artwork Assault, again.
The artist behind the Falcao statue, Antonio Irisma Arias, advised El Tiempo earlier this 12 months: “For his self-discipline, perseverance and combat he’s an instance for kids and adults to comply with.
“We really feel happy with this son of Santa Marta and that’s the reason we needed to create this work in his identify.
“Everybody’s needs him (Falcao) to go to the neighbourhood in order that he can respect this heartfelt homage that he needed to current him with affection and respect.”
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The statue is reportedly close to completion however it stays unclear if Arias will change Falcao’s face.
Colombia captain Falcao was born in Santa Marta and began his profession with Colombian aspect Lanceros Boyaca earlier than transferring to Argentinian giants River Plate.
The previous Manchester United and Chelsea flop is his nation’s main all-time goalscorer, with 31 targets in 79 matches.