St George or Tintin? The best memes of Spain's latest botched restoration

Fiona Govan
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St George or Tintin? The best memes of Spain's latest botched restoration

The restoration of a 16th century wooden statue of St George in a church in Estella, Navarra, made headlines in Spain and provoked widespread mirth.


Twitter users came up with a thousand jokes to poke fun at the lick of paint which left the legendary dragon-slayer with a gormless stare on a cartoon face.

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Some compared the new look to Tintin, others to a Playmobile character. 

Here is a selection of some of the best jokes:

One joker remarked on the resemblance to Hergé famous sleuth, Tintin.

Others saw Stingy from Lazy Town

Was the new look modeled on Marty Feldman, the British comedian famed for his bulging misaligned eyes?

A playmobil character? 

Or another famous horseman. This time Woody, the cowboy from Plixar's Toy Story. 

Not the usual before and after photos:

While someone else suggested it perfectly symbolized 1. How we really look and 2. How we appear on Instagram.


Or what can happen if you try to follow a make-up tutorial.




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