Roman Torres became a Panamanian national hero when on October 10, 2017 he scored the game winner over Costa Rica that put Panama into the World Cup for the first time.
Since the match, people have been expressing their admiration for Torres in, well, some pretty crazy ways:
Scary dolls ...
Weird mixed media art ...
Effigies called muñecos (that are filled with fireworks and burned on New Years).
But ... you know you have made it when people idolize you with a sculpture made from fruit and legumes!
This was from the 2018 Feria de la Naranja (Orange Festival) in Churuquita Grande, Panama, which just wrapped up earlier this week.
Unos d los principales atractivos en la #FeriaDeLaNaranja 2018 Roman torres hecho en fruta y legumbres #VamosAlMundial— Penonomé Urbano (@PenonomeUrbano) January 29, 2018
XXXVII FERIA NACIONAL DE LA NARANJA Tradición y cultura en Churuquita Grande #Coclé #Penonomé #Panamá #Feria #CocléTravel #Rusia2018 #RomanTorres
Vista @J.R pic.twitter.com/4OspdNHNuy