In one word: yes, that statue is an eyesore, a blot on the landscape.
Who is paying for it?
What a waste of taxpayers’ money.
Friends of mine from out of this area said ‘What a weird thing. What does it represent?’
Yes, it does mess up pictures of the cathedral.
If you want to attract visitors why not plant up the green in front of the cathedral with flowers and benches because lots of people do sit on the ground there.
Bradshaw Road, Chichester