Cristiano Ronaldo gets Madeira airport named in his honour and unveils ‘horrifying’ bronze bust of himself.
Cristiano Ronaldo has helped unveil a new statue in his own honour, as the Aeroporto da Madeira was renamed after the island’s most famous son. He already has a statue, a museum and a hotel named after him in Madeira. “You know how proud I am of my roots, my homeland,” Ronaldo, wearing a dark suit and tie, said in a speech.
What should have been a joyous celebration of a glittering career, though, has been sidetracked by criticism of the Portuguese star’s bronze bust. Questions have been asked as to whether the face actually resembles Ronaldo’s in any way, with other assessments of the sculptor’s handiwork ranging from “disastrous” to “horrifying”.
Now that the bust is being criticized by Ronaldo fans and the neutrals from all over the globe, more incidents of the previous Ronaldo sculpture blunders have surfaced and seems like Ronaldo has been on the receiving end of quite a few from the Sculptor community.
Twitter on the other hand couldn’t keep it together and made sure that the statue was the “bust” of all jokes.
— Wes Mountain (@therevmountain) March 29, 2017
— Jamiles Lartey (@JamilesLartey) March 29, 2017
I guess the artist of this statue is a Messi fan.
— SoccerBabas (@SoccerBabas) March 30, 2017
— Deathbeforeunited (@Deathbeforeutd) March 30, 2017
The new Ronaldo statue looks exactly like him pic.twitter.com/240RxSvqAt
— GeniusFootball (@GeniusFootball) March 30, 2017
I don't know what you're talking about guys, I think the Ronaldo statue looks pretty good pic.twitter.com/JIUwQBuqUY
— keewa (@keewa) March 29, 2017
— SPORF (@Sporf) March 29, 2017
A little chuckle does no harm! Let us know if you loved the masterpiece too?