The Birmingham City Council recently presented Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt with the ultimate honor — a statue. The wicker statue stands six feet high and cost roughly $23,000 to construct. It shows the three-time Olympic gold medalist striking his famous pointing pose. The only problem is that the statue points the wrong way.
As you can see from the photo on the right, Bolt points upward and to the left with his left arm fully extended. The statue, which can be seen here, shows the sprinter doing the exact opposite.
“Next you’ll say the face doesn’t look like him,” the council said according to The Sun.
That would be a bit different. It’s extremely difficult to make a statue’s face look exactly like the person it is created for. Having it point the correct way is not that complicated of a task.
As the gentleman who got the right-handed Bubba Watson tattoo would likely tell you, it’s the thought that counts.