Andres Iniesta's nude statue goes viral before sculptors cover it up

Updated: Jun 22, 2020, 07:18 IST | A correspondent |

To celebrate 10 years of that moment, locals in Andres's hometown of Albacete, Spain were planning to unveil the statue on July 10. But COVID-19 restrictions forced it to be postponed to next year.

Spanish World Cup winning footballer Andres Iniesta posted this picture on Twitter. (Right) Iniesta.
Spanish World Cup winning footballer Andres Iniesta posted this picture on Twitter. (Right) Iniesta.

Spanish footballer Andres Iniesta thanked sculptors for covering him up after a picture of his nude statue went viral on social media recently.

The footballer scored the winner in the 2010 World Cup final against Holland that helped Spain win 1-0 in Johannesburg.

To celebrate 10 years of that moment, locals in Andres's hometown of Albacete, Spain were planning to unveil the statue on July 10. But COVID-19 restrictions forced it to be postponed to next year. On Saturday, Andres tweeted the picture (left) and wrote: "Thanks for putting pants [trousers] on," followed by laughing and winking emojis.

According to British tabloid, The Sun, a representative of Albacete's town hall confirmed that the final version of the statue will be complete with clothes.

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