Portuguese soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most-followed celebrities on Instagram. Portugal’s Madeira International Airport was renamed to Aeroporto Cristiano Ronaldo today in a special ceremony. Everyone may know his name — but not necessarily his face. Unfortunately, all this pomp and circumstance can’t protect him from the simple truth that sometimes, artistic likenesses of real people come out wrong. Horribly wrong. As in, they look nothing like the person they’re supposed to depict.
A bust of Ronaldo, uncovered for the renaming ceremony, looks so totally not like Ronaldo that we have to wonder: On what planet does this statue look anything like the soccer star? And who approved this thing? More important, do they still have a job?
By the way, this is not the first time Ronaldo had run into a bit of bad luck on the sculpture front. Last year, a new statue put on view in front of the CR7 Museum (dedicated to the Real Madrid and Portugal sportsman’s success) included a pair of shorts that were inexplicably tight in the crotch.
Ah, well. At least he’s getting sculptures made of him and museums and airports dedicated to him in honor of his accomplishments. Ahead, enjoy the best memes about Ronaldo’s latest sculpture gone horribly wrong.
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
The Cristiano Ronaldo bust at the airport carrying his name. This is Art Attack... pic.twitter.com/tTVmQBMgms— Simon Peach (@SimonPeach) March 29, 2017
Madeira airport unveils bust rumoured to be of footballer Cristiano Ronaldo... pic.twitter.com/m4XUk8do7W— Josh G (@jgcartman) 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
PITCH: Sitcom in which the Hideous Ronaldo statue and Bonkers Lucy statue are roommates and get in wacky situations pic.twitter.com/3R4sOaCSG8— Slade Sohmer (@Slade) March 29, 2017
This Cristiano Ronaldo bust is the Tom Brady courtroom sketch of 2017 pic.twitter.com/JKYFrFVp8P— Nicole Dotzenrod (@nbdjourno) March 29, 2017
That new Ronaldo statue is amazing. Incredible likeness. pic.twitter.com/lXLPsfQnvH— John Sheehan (@johnsportraits) March 29, 2017
The bust at the Cristiano Ronaldo airport has a canny resemblance to a certain Niall Quinn. pic.twitter.com/QwkQ4Xbzxi— liam keates (@liamk1975) March 29, 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
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