Everyone thinks the new Alan Shearer statue looks like The Head from Art Attack

It’s hard to imagine a bigger honour for a footballer than having a brass statue of yourself unveiled outside the stadium of your childhood club.

And we’re sure it only slightly took the shine off things for Alan Shearer that his statue bore an uncanny resemblance to a character from 90s kids’ TV.

Who knew the televisual output of Neil Buchanan was so iconic on Tyneside?

The statue is 9ft 6in tall, cost £250,000 and commemorates the career of a man who scored 200 goals in 10 years at Newcastle.

Or possibly it commemorates a man who once compared a journalist to an ostrich.

Or a popular comic strip character.

Thing is though, is it really that bad?

As this tweet shows, if you look closely they got the likeness pretty much spot on.

Whoever or whatever it is, it’s definitely an art attack.

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