Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the best footballers in the world, is also known to be one of the most handsome men alive. But this time, he is in the news for a reason that he’d probably not want to be known for. Ronaldo was recently at his hometown Funchal, located on the Madeira Islands of Portugal where they renamed the local airport as Cristiano Ronaldo Madeira International Airport. As amazing as that sounds, they also unveiled a bronze bust of the athlete that has evidently sent the Internet into a tizzy!
The statue apparently looks nothing like what Ronaldo looks like in reality – it’s more like someone gave a child some Play-doh and made a statue out of that – which has, thus, resulted in Twitter exploding with hilarious memes.
Sample some of the reactions here.
The new Ronaldo statue looks exactly like him pic.twitter.com/240RxSvqAt
— GeniusFootball (@GeniusFootball) March 30, 2017
The new Cristiano Ronaldo statue is brilliant 😂😭 pic.twitter.com/SXVBWPJzpK
— FC Barça Alerts (@FCBarcaAlerts) March 30, 2017
— SPORF (@Sporf) March 29, 2017
— David Sim (@davidsim) March 30, 2017
— Luke Franklin 🇾🇪 (@FranklinGGMU) March 30, 2017
— God of Coffee (@CoryMacRae) March 30, 2017
— Mark Smith (@smoggy_smithy) March 30, 2017
— Helen Farley (@HelenFarley1) March 30, 2017
While the statue got many confused, it sent others into stupors of horror and hilarity, many photoshopped the bronze bust onto the player’s head, having a filed day while at it!