Lotto sculpture sheds a tear for soccer greats

A Mount Rushmore style homage to England’s top football stars has been unveiled in a London garden by the Lotto draw.

The glass fibre and concrete sculpture by artist Adrian Hynes features four of the national side’s players from the last 25 years – David Beckham, Wayne Rooney, Stuart Pearce and Paul Gascoigne.

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The Gazza statue has a specially built tear-duct water feature to remind fans of his crying during the 1990 World Cup semi-final clash with West Germany.

The sculpture was specially commissioned as part of Lotto’s “What Would You Do?” campaign which found that 84 per cent of the nation would indulge their hobbies if they won the lottery, with sport (32 per cent) and gardening (24 per cent) topping the list of passions.