Portugal honored its most famous (and one of its most beautiful) citizens, Cristiano Ronaldo, by renaming its airport after him and presenting the
soccer fútbol superstar with his own statue.
However, despite Ronaldo's world-renowned beauty and famously symmetrical face, the statue Portugal created of him was...questionable. I mean, truly, the stuff of nightmares. Perhaps the sculptor was drunk, or high, or even a little bit jealous and decided to mold Ronaldo's face into swirly obscurity. No matter the reason, the result is horrifying.
I defy you not to feel better after viewing this picture of Cristiano Ronaldo alongside his portrait bust. pic.twitter.com/kBCc7RtoUC
— Tom Sutcliffe (@tds153) March 29, 2017
Naturally, Twitter took the joke and ran with it:
The new Cristiano Ronaldo statue is brilliant. Incredible likeness. pic.twitter.com/csffvk8b5G
— Footy Humour (@FootyHumour) March 29, 2017
I finally feel how I felt when I saw the botched Jesus fresco for the first time https://t.co/Iv63NH7Bxv
— Gabriella Paiella (@GMPaiella) March 29, 2017
Whoever made the new Cristiano Ronaldo statue is clearly a Lionel Messi fan #CristianoRonaldo pic.twitter.com/W8nM9vpRpv
— PledgeSports (@PledgeSports) March 29, 2017
why is it impossible to make a normal Cristiano Ronaldo statue pic.twitter.com/sGFHgd4YO6
— Rodger Sherman (@rodger_sherman) March 29, 2017
Why does the Cristiano Ronaldo statue remind of the the clay head guy from art attack 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/MLZYq1DI87
— Jack (@J4CKMULLx) March 29, 2017
Oh, the shame of it all.
[h/t Bleacher Report]