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This Statue of Cristiano Ronaldo Is Hilarious Because It Looks Nothing Like Him

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We're still LOLing at the latest statue of Cristiano Ronaldo

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?

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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.

We're still LOLing at the latest statue of Cristiano Ronaldo
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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.

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