Anyone who follows soccer will know that Cristiano Ronaldo does not take kindly to being mocked, which is what makes the superstar’s newly unveiled statue and the subsequent online mockery all the more hilarious.
Yesterday, a bronze bust of the Real Madrid winger was unveiled in his hometown of Madeira; the terrifying design more in line with something from a cannibal horror film than an Iberian Lothario who models for Armani.
Within moments of surfacing online, the work of art (ahem) attracted widespread derision, with commenters comparing it to everyone from The Joker to Sloth from The Goonies. While Ronny himself has yet to comment (we’re sure he loves it), the sculptor, Emanuel Santos, has been bullishly defensive, claiming that it all comes down to a “matter of taste.” If you say so, Emanuel.
Below, we’ve rounded up some of the best reactions so far. If you’ve got any of your own, be sure to share in the comments.
As we said, terrifying. But also a little hilarious.
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