By Max Winters For Mailonline
Published: 16:02 GMT, 3 January 2018 | Updated: 16:02 GMT, 3 January 2018
There have been plenty of examples where turning a footballer into a statue hasn't quite worked out but a recently revealed sculpture of Michael Essien has to be up there with the worst.
A statue of the former Chelsea midfielder has been erected in Accra, the capital city of his homeland Ghana, and it is fair to say it is pretty appalling.
Essien made 256 appearances at Stamford Bridge between 2005 and 2014, helping the Blues to win nine trophies including two Premier League titles.
An appalling statue of former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien has been erected