Cristiano Ronaldo Has A Statue And The Internet Is On A Roll
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
The man, the legend.via:Bored Panda
2. ....The Statue...
What... a face.via:Bored Panda
3. It's charming....ly haunting.
The moment of anticipation turned to a never ending nightmare at this point.via:Bored Panda
Here we see the Prime Minister, António Costa, smiling away, blissfully unaware how the Internet was about to respond.via:Bored Panda
5. This side by side comparison says it all
Who the heck made this thing?via:Bored Panda
I'm not going to lie, if you don't bust out laughing at the very sight of this, you might be broken.via:Reddit
"I fixed it."via:Reddit
8. It's a perfect match.
We all see it, now.via:Twitter
9. And Angels Wept
Ronaldo's statue isn't allowed to sit at the cool table with the other statues.via:Twitter
10. What an Improvement!
Statues everywhere seem a little off...via:Imgur
This is just glorious, okay?via:Bored Panda
When worlds clash.via:Bored Panda
This is how we all picture it, right?via:Facebook
14. Maybe you just don't understand ART
It's not a phase.via:Twitter
15. Perfect Timing.
We love the improvements they've made to the little Oscar.via:Bored Panda
This is disturbingly perfect.via:Bored Panda
No wonder everyone is so happy!via:Twitter
I wonder if they were both created by the same artist...via:Bored Panda
19. Heeeeeere's Ronny!
Don't come play with us.via:Bored Panda
It's definitely a smirk.via:Reddit