A BIZARRE sculpture of world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury made out of DRAIN PIPES has been slammed as 'embarrassing' by Morecambe locals.
The eight-foot structure was made out of brown plastic drainage pipes sourced from a local builders' merchants.
Artist Anthony Padgett, who is also from Morecambe, says it captures the boxer's 'essence'.
Padgett said: "The sculpture was inspired by Tyson Fury. It depicts the essence of the punch, the key moment in boxing.
"It is great to have a sculpture depicting Tyson's world achievement in Morecambe.
"Also to have a contemporary artwork shows Morecambe is progressive in its views of art."
Some don't agree with Padgett, with one blasting the sculpture as stupid'.
One fan said on Twitter: "@Tyson_Fury mate so sorry for that stupid drainpipe sculpture.
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"You've worked so hard and deserve a more fitting tribute. (Needs to in bronze/solid and actually show a boxer!)"
Others saw the funny side to the bizarre sculpture.
Simon Gooch joked: "I heard a Tyson Fury sculpture was in the pipeline. I didn't think it was literally."
Fury isn't the only high profile sports star to have a sculpture made after him receive criticism.
A sculptor in Portugal tried to recreate Cristiano Ronaldo, but it didn't look anything like the 36-year-old.
Some footy fans compared the sculpture to Bowser from the Super Mario Brothers film.
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