Cristiano Ronaldo Bust Strikes Terror Into Internet's Heart

The notoriously handsome athlete's bust is the exact opposite of that
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 29, 2017 4:24 PM CDT
Updated Mar 30, 2017 3:33 AM CDT
Soccer Star Cristiano Ronaldo Gets a Terrifying Tribute
Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa, and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo stand next to a bust of the player.   (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

Famous soccer player and handsome person Cristiano Ronaldo had an airport in his hometown renamed in his honor Wednesday, the Telegraph reports. That's good. Not so good (or handsome) was the bronze bust unveiled outside the newly minted Cristiano Ronaldo Madeira International Airport in Portugal. The bust, supposedly a likeness of Ronaldo, more closely resembles a "soul-stealing bronze demon," as BuzzFeed puts it. Deadspin warns the statue "may be imbued with dark magic." And Bleacher Report rounds up the Twitter takes, which range from people editing the bust into scenes from horror movies to pointing out its uncanny resemblance to Sloth from The Goonies. (This isn't the first questionable statue made of Ronaldo, though in the previous case, no one was looking at his face.)

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