Alexis is on-loan at Inter this season from Manchester United.
The 31-year-old is Chile's all-time top appearance maker and scorer, with 41 goals in 124 games for his country, and the statue built in his honour was unveiled in 2017.
It appears not everybody is a huge fan of the player, however, as the statue was set upon and severely damaged, with the face disfigured and the No7 on the shirt scratched off.
¡Vandalizaron la estatua de @Alexis_Sanchez
Así quedó el monumento al "Niño Maravilla" en Tocopilla, su ciudad natal , se dice que lo hicieron como represalia a los actos que ha vivido el pueblo chileno en los últimos meses. pic.twitter.com/BjjnFEhGYx— Telemundo Deportes (@TelemundoSports) January 8, 2020
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