- The Scottish soccer team Brechin City F.C. unveiled a statue of Mel Gibson as William Wallace that immediately went viral on social media
- Fans reacted with horror and delight at the monstrosity which many likened to a botched statue of Cristiano Ronaldo from a few years back
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The Brechin City Football Club proudly unveiled a statue of William Wallace over the weekend. Brechin City F.C. plays in the Scottish League Two (4th tier) and held an event to debut the statue that was actually Mel Gibson as William Wallace.
This was hilariously reminiscent of when an airport in Portugal unveiled a horrendous statue of Cristiano Ronaldo several years ago. Pictures and reactions to the William Wallace statue immediately went viral as people wouldn’t stop laughing at this abomination.
Here’s the Brechin City F.C. tweet that started it all:
BRAVEHEART STATUE UNVEILING
We were delighted to host the unveiling of the Braveheart Statue yesterday afternoon at its new home at Glebe Park.
It was brilliant to see the community of all ages turn out in numbers to support the event.
— Brechin City FC (@BrechinCityFC) September 6, 2021
Real-life renderings look absolutely nothing like Mel Gibson, for what it’s worth. He had a well-kempt beard and short curly hair. Mel Gibson’s version of Wallace was cleanly shaven and had long flowing hair. People on Twitter were quick to light this statue up. Here’s a picture of the real-life Sir William Wallace followed by the best fan reactions:
Best Fan Reactions To New William Wallace Statue
The statue of Cristiano Ronaldo at Madeira airport has been surpassed in its awfulness by this Braveheart statue that's been unveiled at the ground of Brechin FC. Where to begin? pic.twitter.com/Ee4JmmzbDT
— Mark Sparrow (@Markgsparrow) September 6, 2021
Braveheart (Slight Return) pic.twitter.com/SmHMXRAO87
— Captain Howdy (@MajorPazuzu) September 6, 2021
I don't remember the bit in Braveheart where they kill Derek Smalls from Spinal Tap pic.twitter.com/v5IUwlPcm7
— HappyToast ★ (@IamHappyToast) September 6, 2021
My face when people refer to Wallace as 'Braveheart' when the name was actually applied to Robert the Bruce pic.twitter.com/S6BHHvUfei
— Stephen Graham (@StephenCVGraham) September 6, 2021
The new Braveheart statue is PERFECT. In the pantheon of glory pic.twitter.com/Caa8B7BSAg
— Madeline Grant 🇭🇰 (@Madz_Grant) September 6, 2021
Braveheart. Sculpted here from the time he banged his shin on the corner of a solid oak coffee table. pic.twitter.com/LbDEZyMJab
— Public_Pegg (@PeggPublic) September 6, 2021
People are saying Mel Gibson was the muse for that Braveheart statue. I beg to differ. pic.twitter.com/ZWPDQhdOWZ
— Marc Iles (@MarcIles) September 6, 2021
— N🕊 (@The71_niji) September 6, 2021
New statue of Braveheart unveiled. It depicts him just after catching his penis in a zip 😬 https://t.co/DfyYSJtJ2r
— Dr Mark D'Arcy (@markoftheD) September 6, 2021
I want the Braveheart statue and monkey Jesus to get together and have adventures, solve mysteries and fight crimes together in a constant state of surprise/existential horror. pic.twitter.com/DkIhO7r0nd
— Paul Carnahan (@pacarnahan) September 6, 2021
if you think screaming braveheart is the worst statue in scotland, check this shit out pic.twitter.com/xkd9rL1yJW
— ACAB Rees-Mogg (@jelly_pack) September 6, 2021
— Ewen Cameron 🎙 (@EwenDCameron) September 6, 2021
Me: I wanna meet Mel Gibson from Braveheart.
Parents: We have Mel Gibson at home.
Mel Gibson at home: pic.twitter.com/nLpee6trV5
— Bim (@11122X) September 6, 2021
I do feel for this small but proud Scottish club. You know they were incredibly excited to debut this William Wallace statue to fans and locals only for it to immediately become the laughing stock of the Internet.