Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo may be one of the greatest of all time, but this sculpture certainly is not. Poor Ronaldo is devilishly handsome. However, his good looks received, um, a creative interpretation.
The Real Madrid player showed up at the Madeira International Airport, which has been renamed in his honor to Aeroporto Cristiano Ronaldo. In celebration of the change, the airport gave a big reveal: a new bust of Ronaldo that will forever grace the airport.
Unfortunately, the bust looks absolutely nothing like the soccer player. We would have paid good money to watch his reaction as the sculpture made its big entrance.
As you can see from the pictures, the sculpture’s face looks barely anything like Ronaldo. It’s face is twisted into a lopsided grin. Ronaldo’s normally hooded eyes are opened wide in an eerie stare.
Naturally, once photos of this thing hit the internet, Twitter went crazy.
Here are our favorite comparisons and reactions:
Is that a statue of Ronaldo or Sloth? Lmao pic.twitter.com/x1vs0K3Qm5
— Luke Monica (@Luke_Monica) March 29, 2017
am I nuts or does the Ronaldo statue look like Kristaps Porzingis? pic.twitter.com/lC8qnHiVnZ
— Dan Gartland (@Dan_Gartland) March 29, 2017
— wufak (@wufakofficial) March 30, 2017
— Kamales Lardi (@KamLardi) March 30, 2017
— Tiff's Treats (@tiffstreats) March 30, 2017
— Simply (@Simply_Spurs) March 30, 2017
— 15 Seconds (@15SecondsMedia) March 29, 2017
Hopefully he gets a redo statue…we don’t want every person walking through the airport to be terrified!