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An international battle of the bums is taking place on Twitter — with museums around the world claiming to have the art with the best bottoms.

The challenge was laid down by the Yorkshire Museum in late June.

“IT’S TIME FOR #CURATORBATTLE! Today’s theme is #BestMuseumBum! This cracking Roman marble statuette depicts an athlete at the peak of fitness! It may have decorated the town house of one of Eboracum’s wealthier residents.

Has someone taken a bite out of this? BEAT THAT!” the museum tweeted.

Since then, museums around the world have weighed in on the battle of the butts.
“We raise your athlete and instead give you the bum of a drunken fish. Yes you heard me. Made by Pamela Mei Yee Leung, it was part of a body of work which married animals and humans together to create mythological creatures with personalities. #BestMuseumBum #CuratorBattle,” The York Art Gallery tweeted.

The more austere The Victoria and Albert Museum, not surprisingly, chose a more staid bum, tweeting: “Get a load of this (peach emoji). Whilst the cast of Michelangelo’s David caused quite the stir because of his very exposed front parts (cue fig leaf), the real cause for commotion is actually his butt. It’s so good we need a closer look #bestmuseumbum”

Other hilarious responses include:

  • A photo of an ancient woman with a flat tush from the Museum of Oxford, which said: “You can look but you can’t touch it If you touch it I’m a start some drama.” This sentiment was sadly ignored in the case of this figure. “You see the shiny, flattened (peach emoji)? That’s because people couldn’t resist touching her hump (hump).”
  • A bee’s bottom from the Grant Museum of Zoology, which noted, “In honour of #NIW2020 we submit the Bumblebee (Bombus sp.) for this weeks #CURATORBATTLE #bestmuseumbum though floofiest (technical term) bum must surely go to the Bee Hawkmoth (Hemaris tityus) #EntoAtHome #insects #minibeasts.”
  • Samurai bums from the Ota Memorial Museum of Art in Japan: “How about these bums of SUMO wrestlers in our collections? These bums were painted by Hokusai!! #CURATORBATTLE #BestMuseumBum #おうちで浮世絵“
  • A hermaphrodite’s derriere from the Musee Louvre Lens: “Our #BestMuseumBum is this one ! To discover in the Galerie du temps… Hermaphroditos, roman copy romain from “Sleeping Hermaphroditos” Circa 130-150 centuries BC Marble @MuseeLouvreLens Pope Pie VI (1775-1778) collection”
  • A picture of a fly’s keister from the Museum of Rotherham quipping: “Are you gonna take me home tonight? Ah, down beside that red firelight Are you gonna let it all hang out? Fat bottomed flies You make the rockin’ world go ’round.”
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Wigan Athletic fail in appeal against 12-point deduction as relegation to League One is confirmed

WIGAN ATHLETIC'S hope of a relegation reprieve was shattered by an EFL appeals panel that confirmed a 12-point penalty.

Latics administrators lost out at the end of a season of pain and the decision to enforce the punishment means they go down to League One.

1Wigan Athletic's relegation to League One has been confirmed after failing in their points appeal

The appeal, costing an estimated £480,000 at the hard-up outfit, fell on deaf ears - with Barnsley left celebrating their survival.

Three top judges were called in for one of the most delicate decisions the EFL faced and they went through the arguments put forward by Wigan’s side.

So the decision of Hong Kong owners Au Yeung and Stanley Choi to pull the plug at the start of July has sent their old club down.

And while the recriminations and investigations into their behaviour go on, Wigan are now left facing a bleak few weeks as they fight for their future.

Wigan said: "The club put forward a strong case and naturally we are disappointed at the decision. The first-team management will now prepare the team for next season's League One campaign."

The club put forward a strong case and naturally we are disappointed at the decision

Wigan Athletic

The cost of relegation is painful for Latics who miss out on the TV money at Championship level and will have to rebuild with a lesser hand-out.

That payment drops from around £6.2 million to an estimated £775,000 in League One and leaves their next owners with little help.

Left back Antonee Robinson can now leave for a bargain £1.5 million because of a clause in his deal when he signed from Everton.

The United States international, who was set to sign for AC Milan in a move worth £6 million and rising in January, could go for a fraction of that fee.

Midfielder Joe Williams, who has now suffered three relegations in a row, also has a fixed price in his deal - of around £2.5 million.

Deals for target man Kieffer Moore and young striker Joe Gelhardt will have to be hurried along to help the cash flow.

Bizarrely Moore’s imminent £2 million exit will pay for HIMSELF as former club Barnsley are due an instalment of around £1.5 million for selling him a year ago.

The EFL will take the cash from sales and distribute them to Wigan’s football creditors, leaving the change for the unpaid salaries and wage deferral schemes.

The players left in the squad will also now face massive cuts in their salaries, around 40 to 50 per cent.

That will save a large amount from the payroll next season, but it is a savage blow for the squad who thought they had beaten the drop.

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Those wages are now late and a sale or two is needed or the squad can serve notice and walk out for nothing.

The administrators have also been frustrated by two more preferred bidders failing to sign up in the last few days.

The asking price of the club is dropping and that may bring Wigan Warriors RL chief Ian Lenagan back into play.

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