A new 12-foot high statue has been unveiled in honour of football legend, Diego Maradona.

The statue is not erected in Imo State where Governor Rochas Okorocha is literally doing a statues bonanza of some sort.

The new Maradona statue is in Kolkata, India and it depicts the moment the Argentinean legend lifted the 1986 World Cup.

Unfortunately, the monument is drawing some unfavourable reviews from fans on social media.

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There was a Cristiano Ronaldo statue that drew worldwide ridicule for its dubious likeness to the Portuguese forward last year and a number of people have called Maradona's statue 'worse than Ronaldo's'.

 This new  12-foot high statue was unveiled in Kolkata during a charity event in aid of people battling cancer.

The 57-year-old was visiting India for the second time since he first visited the country back in 2008.

"I don't think I'm the god of football. I just consider myself as a simple football player," said Maradona.

"It's amazing to have my statue here. I am glad to be in Kolkata for the second time. Thank you very much for the love."

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