Found March 07, 2013 on Unathletic:
PLAYERS: Lionel Messi
Many have said Messi’s touch is golden on the soccer pitch. A Tokyo jeweler took the phrase literally, constructing a 55-pound solid gold replica of the Barcelona maestro’s left foot. Ginza Tanaka decided to commemorate Messi’s unprecedented fourth consecutive Ballon d’Or, which he won in January, with the statue valued at $5.25 million. If you have a spare $5.25 million in between your couch cushions, you can buy the foot on Thursday, Tanaka said. “It’s exceptional. You can see each line in the foot. It’s an impressive piece of work,” Messi’s brother Rodrigo, who attended the unveiling said. [Continue Reading] I promise you I will post the story when this foot is purchased. Lionel Messi is an amazing futballer, but man alive – is there a need to make a 55-pound solid gold replica of his foot. It’s his foot! I don’t get it.. To the artist’s credit – the foot looks amazing. Hit the jump to see the foot….  
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