Audible gasps of horror could be heard from the crowd at yesterday’s unveiling of a new Cristiano Ronaldo statue in Madeira.
The bronze bust was revealed during a ceremony to name the Portuguese island’s airport in honor of its handsome, 32-year-old hometown hero. The problem was–well–you can see for yourselves.
Honestly, we’re not sure how you go from this:
Within minutes of the unveiling the internet was in a tizzy, and not in a good way. The international response has been pretty universal: Nobody thinks it looks like Cristiano, most people find the bust somewhat bothersome, and everyone feels sorry for him. Seriously, how could you not?
Check out some of the responses…
— Daren Lauda (@DarenLaudaa) March 30, 2017
I've done some digging but have managed to find a pic of the sculptor who did the Ronaldo statue. Here she is with an earlier client….. pic.twitter.com/mbQ82jW5Ko
— Sidney Abbott (@sidneyabbot) March 30, 2017
— Mark Smith (@smoggy_smithy) March 30, 2017
Lots of people taking the piss out of that Ronaldo statue yesterday, looked fine to me… pic.twitter.com/BnC19ZNvoe
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) March 30, 2017
Damn! People are going in with the Ronaldo statue ? pic.twitter.com/7LTIynYn1w
— Barca World (@FCBarcelonaHome) March 30, 2017
Is that a statue of Ronaldo or Sloth? Lmao pic.twitter.com/x1vs0K3Qm5
— Luke Monica (@Luke_Monica) March 29, 2017
— IngaKorr (@ingakorr) March 30, 2017
— Savis Catalans (@saviscatalans) March 30, 2017
That new Ronaldo statue is amazing. Incredible likeness. pic.twitter.com/lXLPsfQnvH
— John Sheehan (@johnsportraits) March 29, 2017
— Puhelin (@mikeyb0n) March 30, 2017