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Monument To English Soccer Failure Sells For $635,000

Wondering what gift to get the English soccer hater in your life that already has everything? How about a $635,000, 10' x 7' tribute to English soccer failure, which just so happened to be sold off to an unknown bidder yesterday:


The artist, Maurizio Cattelan, describes his piece thusly on the Sotheby's auction page:

Carved into it are all the defeats of England's national football team. I guess it's a piece which talks about pride, missed opportunities and death.

Short and sweet, just like England's run in major international tournaments.

Photo of Bert Williams, who was in goal for England's infamous 1-0 loss to the United States in the 1950 World Cup, via Getty


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