The Madeira Airport in Portugal recently changed its name to Cristiano Ronaldo International Airport in honor of the football icon.
But apart from the name change, a statue was also unveiled at the airport as tribute to Ronaldo. Unfortunately, the bust looked nothing like him and had little resemblance to the four-time Ballon d’Or winner.
The sculptor who made the statue said Ronaldo was consulted before it got made. The finished product, he said, was the result of the feedback from the football star.
But people on social media didn’t let this pass. Amused by the awkward-looking bust, they poked fun at it on Twitter.
New horror movie trope: Ronaldo's bronze face. pic.twitter.com/MKrumgHdLv
— The Football Ramble (@FootballRamble) March 29, 2017
— Dan Walker (@mrdanwalker) March 29, 2017
For a very handsome man, Ronaldo has had some appalling luck with statue-makers pic.twitter.com/M74YEDng4c
— Tom Williams (@tomwfootball) March 29, 2017
Madeira Airport is now Cristiano Ronaldo Airport & they decided to celebrate with a statue of Cristiano Ronaldo that looks nothing like him. pic.twitter.com/MnLXKfecxd
— Coral (@Coral) March 29, 2017
Some of the all-time great Cristiano Ronaldo moments pic.twitter.com/57Tx9VhbUm
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) March 29, 2017
The Cristiano Ronaldo bust at the airport carrying his name. This is Art Attack… pic.twitter.com/tTVmQBMgms
— Simon Peach (@SimonPeach) March 29, 2017
"You got a pic of Ronaldo for this bust?"
"Nah…got 1 of Sloth from Goonies tho?"
"That'll do…" pic.twitter.com/dkBB966Llg
— Dan O'Connell (@danocdj) March 29, 2017
— Richard Gibson (@richardgibson74) March 29, 2017
What do you think? Does the statue look like Cristiano Ronaldo?