Giant Ed Sheeran statue pops up in Moscow park

A giant statue of Ed Sheeran has appeared in a park in Moscow ahead of his concert in the Russian capital.

The sculpture, which depicts the 89.7 Bay favourite lounging on his side in sunglasses, a white shirt and a pair of red shorts.

The giant tribute shows the singer lying down as he rests his head on his right hand, with his shirt and socks decorated with a variety of graffiti.

The statue is believed to have been installed as a promotional tool as part of a collaboration between Yandex Music and Warner Music Russia.

Fans of the Thinking Out Loud singer have taken to social media to share their snaps as they pose alongside the giant statue.

Some have also drawn on Ed’s shirt and skin, adding their own tattoo designs and song lyrics.

One said: ‘Have you seen the Ed Sheeran statue from Russia? It’s is amazing.’

Another wrote: ‘This 5-metre statue of Ed Sheeran  in his socks at Moscow’s Gorky Park really is what dreams are made of.

‘Has any other country done this to celebrate an Ed Sheeran concert?’

Ed is due to perform at the home ground of Spartak Moscow on Friday 19 July.

He released his fourth album ‘No. 6 Collaborations Project’ last week.