The worst sporting waxworks, including an unrecognisable David Beckham, after Mo Salah's is unveiled at Madame Tussauds

IT is a great honour to be immortalised in wax by Madame Tussauds – even if the end result can be disastrous.

Liverpool striker Mo Salah, 29, is the latest sporting figure to get a waxwork of himself.

He described the moment as 'a blessing' when he visited the London museum.

The Egyptian was clearly impressed and said it was like 'looking at my own reflection in the mirror'.

But, proceed with caution, sports stars. Because, it doesn't always work out so well, as these waxworks prove.

DAVID & VICTORIA BECKHAM

It was an iconic moment in the crossover between football/celebrity and (questionable) fashion.

When David and Victoria Beckham were in the early days of their romance they famously rocked up to a fashion event wearing matching Gucci leather outfits.

Louis Tussauds House of Wax in Great Yarmouth decided to make a waxwork of the pair, with hilarious results.

CONOR MCGREGOR

UFC star Conor McGregor is revered in his homeland.

Which is why the National Wax Museum Plus in Dublin have a waxwork of Notorious in their museum.

Suited and booted, it looks dapper like the real thing. On closer inspection, though, the face looks like he's done a few rounds with Dustin Poirier.

IAN BOTHAM

Another mention for the 'world's worst waxwork museum', Great Yarmouth's Louis Tussauds House of Wax.

And you would have to wonder what England cricket legend Ian Botham thinks of it.

His waxwork looks more Basil Fawlty than anything else.

CRISTIANO RONALDO

The Wax Museum of Madrid gave us their take on Portugal legend Ronaldo in 2013.

They even had the Manchester United forward turn up for its unveiling.

Judging by the quizzical look on his face, you can tell he's not quite sure. But at least it's better than that statue in Madeira.

SEBASTIAN VETTEL & LEWIS HAMILTON

F1 drivers Vettel and Hamilton were given the wax treatment by Madame Tussauds Singapore in the 2014.

Vettel, who usually wears designer stubble, appears clean-shaven in his life-size figure.

While Hamilton's waxwork seems to have hit the gym, boasting a more muscular frame.

DALEY THOMPSON

Decathlon legend Thompson also got the dodgy waxwork treatment by Great Yarmouth's finest.

They got the moustache on the two-time Olympic gold winner right.

However, the bushy hair and even face shape is well off.

DIEGO MARADONA

The late Argentinian was loved all over the world for his football skills.

So, it was no surprise that India's Mother's Wax Museum in Kolkata dedicated a waxwork to the beloved football God.

And while they might have got his frame right, facially this is all sorts of wrong.

GARY LINEKER, MICHAEL OWEN AND GAZZA

These England legends are barely recognisable.

From left to right, we have Gary Lineker, Paul Gascoigne and Michael Owen (if you can't tell) atLouis Tussauds House of Wax.

Thankfully, they've got their names underneath the waxy figures, because Lineker's looks more like Edwina Currie.

TIGER WOODS

At Madame Tussauds in New York, the 15-time Majors winner is celebrated with a waxwork.

The customary Nike wear is all in order, but there is something awry.

On closer inspection, they haven't quite got his eyes right and appears a little confused as he lines up his next shot.

KEVIN KEEGAN AND GEORGE BEST

Legends from the past Keegan and Best feature in these hilarious wax heads.

Brought to you by Louis Tussauds House of Wax, with the Best figure they appear to have got the wrong 60s football legend.

Is that not Peter Lorimer? As for Keegan, hmmm.


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