It’s been a banner year for statues of soccer legends.
First there was the unveiling of a Cristiano Ronaldo bust at an airport in the Portuguese star’s hometown, which drew favorable comparisons to Sloth from “The Goonies” in March and inspired another sculptor to produce a more accurate bronze likeness of the Real Madrid forward last month.
Now we’ve been treated to this sculpture of Argentine legend Diego Maradona in Kolkata, India:
It is 12-foot tall and frightening in a “Mrs. Doubtfire” sort of way.
But just as Ronaldo signed off on his original bust, Maradona gave his seal of approval in India.
Others weren’t so approving, seeing more of another legend: “Britain’s Got Talent” singer Susan Boyle.
Maradona's new statue remind you of anyone? pic.twitter.com/vetYK9q1yu
— BoyleSports (@BoyleSports) December 12, 2017
So, we now must answer the most important soccer question of 2017: Ronaldo or Maradona?
I’m taking Maradona by a hair.