ANDRES INIESTA poked fun at the lewd nude statue of himself and tweeted his thanks for putting shorts on to cover him up.
The midfield maestro’s magic moment of scoring the winner in the World Cup final is being immortalised with the sculpture.
He struck four minutes from the end of extra time to secure a 1-0 win for Spain over Holland in Johannesburg.
But there was one obvious omission from the model: his clothes.
Now, though, the shorts have been added – although Iniesta is still topless.
And the 36-year-old tweeted his relief at the updated version.
The Barcelona hero, now with Vissel Kobe in Japan, wrote: “Thanks for putting pants [trousers] on,” followed by laughing and winking emojis.
Previously, there was nothing left to the imagination with the naked bust.
However, the long-term plan is to get the statue done up properly… with his full kit on.
Iniesta’s hometown of Albacete have honoured their most famous son to celebrate ten years since his famous strike.
Locals were supposed to celebrate the unveiling of the statue on July 10 but restrictions imposed by coronavirus forced it to be delayed until next year.
A representative for Albacete’s town hall confirmed the final version will be complete with clothes.
They said: “The image is not of the final work of the sculpture, but of a sketch in clay, before being cast in bronze.
“In the final sculpture, the athlete will appear wearing his sporting kit.”
By: Joshua Jones
Title: Andres Iniesta pokes fun at lewd nude statue of himself as he tweets thanks for putting pants on after cover-up
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/11910655/andres-iniesta-nude-statue-pants/
Published Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2020 09:48:18 +0000