RESIDENTS have mocked a road repair which has made a 20mph sign look like a crime-fighting comic book character.

The patched-up section of Chesham Road, Brighton (pictured) bears a striking resemblance to Marvel action hero Iron Man.

Resident Spencer Parker, 50, could not believe his eyes when he saw the Avengers character’s portrait scrawled across the street.

The Argus:

He said: “My reaction was sheer disbelief, and to laugh at the workmanship of the line painting.

“My friend and I both agreed that nursery school children could do better.”

He posted the image on social media where it received a similar response.

One person said: “Doesn’t anyone take pride in the work they do?

“This is shameful.”

Another added: “Someone needs firing here.”

Avengers: Endgame smashed box office records after its release on April 25, becoming the second highest-grossing film of all time.

A Brighton and Hove City Council spokesman said: "This repair was carried out by Southern Water.

"As soon as we were alerted, we contacted the utility company who said they would carry out further repairs.”