George Best Statue Mocked by Fans. They say it’s not the ‘Best’.
He’s up there with Diego Maradona, Cristiano Ronaldo and Mo Salah – in more ways than one.
A new statue of George Best – the Northern Ireland and Manchester United football great – has provoked strong reactions from fans and critics alike.
The main complaint is that the sculpture, which was revealed on Wednesday, does not bear any resemblance to the Belfast boy. The often cruel social media sphere has not held back.
One popular response was that rather than looking like Best, the statue at Windsor Park in Belfast looks more like his former Northern Ireland teammate Pat Jennings, who unveiled it.
Other posters on social media offered their submissions as to who it resembled.
A few suggested BBC Sport NI’s much-loved football commentator Jackie Fullerton must be the hair. Others saw former England striker Kevin Keegan.
There was also a suggestion that it wasn’t unlike the clay bust modelled of Lionel Richie in the video for his song Hello.
video BBC Sport
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It’s not the Best! #Footballfans not happy with #georgebest #statue https://t.co/UBaGDQ4Jy9 what do you think? take a look and let us know #football #NorthernIreland #ManchesterUnited pic.twitter.com/Hls0vEULLv
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