Primera Division

Barcelona Wax Museum unveil Lionel Messi replica that looks nothing like him

The Barcelona Wax Museum unveiled a new replica of Lionel Messi to celebrate the players success. Unfortunately it looks nothing like him.

10:31pm on Thursday 3rd December 2020
Stefan Bienkowski

Do you ever look at something and think there’s something that’s just not right about it?

Even the most forgiving Barcelona fan must have raised an eyebrow when the Barcelona Wax Museum unveiled their latest wax figure of Lionel Messi only to find that it didn’t look like him at all.

Posing in Messi’s traditional goal celebration with both hands raised to the sky and pointing his fingers upwards, the figure definitely struck the right impression but the face looked more like team mate Sergi Roberto or Spanish international Javi Martinez.

When the figure was announced on Twitter, Barcelona fans quickly established that it looked nothing like their beloved No.10 but helpfully offered some suggestions for whom it may be.

American actor Sam Rockwell was one suggestion. Juventus forward Alvaro Morata was another. One fan even suggested it may be Wales international Aaron Ramsey posing for the team he had always wanted to join.

Whoever it may actually be, one thing is almost certainly true: the sculptor that put it together probably isn't a big football fan.

Latest news

Player Ratings

Spain 1-1 Poland Player Ratings: Morata strikes as La Roja struggle

The Juventus striker netted the opening goal but missed a golden chance to seal three points as Spain are held to a draw.

  • 15 hours
Player Ratings

Portugal 2-4 Germany Player Ratings: Ronaldo shines despite inspired comeback from Havertz & Co.

Jogi Low's Germany side have moved into second place in Group F after an important 4-2 victory over Portugal in Euro 2020

  • 18 hours
Player Ratings

Hungary 1-1 France Player Ratings: Pogba disappoints as World champions are held to a draw in Budapest

Didier Deschamps's side conceded their first goal and points in six games as Hungary overcame the odds to draw 1-1 with the World champions

  • 21 hours
Predicted XI

Verratti to return? - How Italy could line up against Wales

The Paris Saint-Germain midfielder has missed Italy's first two games of the competition, but could return as they're already into the last 16

  • 1 day
Player Ratings

England 0-0 Scotland Player Ratings: Kane fails to deliver as Scotland impress

Gareth Southgate's team failed to produce against a spirited Scotland side who picked up a vital point in their bid to qualify

  • 1 day
Predicted XI

Goretzka back and Werner to start - How Germany and Portugal could line up

Germany will be fighting for all three points against Portugal on Saturday following their 1-0 defeat to France in the opening round of Euro 2020

  • 2 days

Most read