Brazilians burn statue of Ronaldinho

Enraged Brazilian fans have burnt a seven meter tall statue of star Ronaldinho after the team was eliminated from the World Cup by France.

    He wasn't on fire, but his statue was

    The state which was made from resin and iron stood in the southern town of Chapeco in Santa Catarina was torched on Saturday night.

    "All that's left is a burnt out metal skeleton of a statue," a spokesperson said.

    The monument of the Barcelona player with a ball, was inaugurated two years ago to celebrate the player's first World Footballer of the Year award in 2004.

     

    SOURCE: AFP


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Unification: Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

    Unification: Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

    We explore how Salah Ed-Din unified the Muslim states and recaptured the holy city of Jerusalem from the crusaders.