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Cristiano Ronaldo Has A Statue And The Internet Is On A Roll

Cristiano Ronaldo Has A Statue And The Internet Is On A Roll

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Cristiano Ronaldo is hands-down one of the world's most famous athletes today. What makes him so famous? He is regularly hailed as the world's best football player, perhaps the greatest of all time. He is Portuguese and plays for both the Spanish club "Real Madrid" and the Portugal National Team. 

His hometown of Funchal, located in the Madeira Islands of Portugal, hails him as a hero and recently decided to memorialize him in two manners. For one, they named their local airport the Cristiano Ronaldo Madeira International Airport, and for two... they unveiled a statue of him. Now, Cristiano is also considered an extremely handsome man so I'm sure immortalizing him in bronze was no easy task but the world, and especially the Internet, was definitely not prepared for the sight they've seen. 

Reactions to the unexpected statue's appearance have crossed a wide range on the Internet from being horrified and appalled to cackling with laughter, and many suspect that the memes being created in the wake of all of this may actually "outlive" the legacy of the very worthy athlete. 

If you haven't already heard the hype, have a look for yourself. It's worth the gander. 

1. Cristiano Ronaldo

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The man, the legend.

2. ....The Statue...

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What... a face.

3. It's charming....ly haunting.

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The moment of anticipation turned to a never ending nightmare at this point.

4. Photo-Op

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Here we see the Prime Minister, António Costa, smiling away, blissfully unaware how the Internet was about to respond.