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One of the hottest trends in sports is honoring famous soccer players with hideous busts and gross renderings of their likenesses, and Diego Maradona wasn’t going to be left out.

In Kolkata, India, a 12-foot statue of him holding the 1986 World Cup trophy was unveiled at a charity event. The neck is a little thick (and the hips a little thicc) and the hair exaggerated, but honestly, it could stand to be much uglier.


“I am not god of football but a simple footballer,” Maradona said through his interpreter at the event. He also acknowledged that it is easy to feign humility when a larger than life statue of yourself has just been presented among confetti cannons blasts.

Reporter at Deadspin.

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