David Beckham has been awarded a statue by LA Galaxy, but there’s something fishy about it.

In recent years, we’ve seen a fair few shocking statues, from Cristiano Ronaldo to Mohamed Salah. Apparently being cast in bronze isn’t an easy job.

The biggest players in the game are awarded a statue for their services to a club. At St James’ Park, you’ll see statues for Jackie Milburn, Sir Bobby Robson and Alan Shearer.

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And now it looks like another Newcastle figure has been honoured over in Los Angeles, albeit inadvertently. The winger has had a good season for the Magpies since being converted into a left wing-back by Rafa Benitez, but surely his form hasn’t been statue worthy.

So why Beckham’s statue looks more like the corner flag kicking man is anyone’s guess.

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Beckham joined LA Galaxy in 2007, making a grand total of 98 MLS appearances for the club. In comparison, Ritchie has made 89 league appearances since signing for Newcastle.

Can you compare Beckham and Ritchie? Well they both have had a huge impact at Galaxy and Newcastle respectively, although the former’s crossing is probably slightly more accurate.

But then again, Beckham has never binned a penalty against Manchester City to hand Newcastle a 2-1 win over the champions.

If Ritchie doesn’t get a statue outside of St James’ Park, then at least he can head stateside to see himself in bronze.

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