Cristiano Ronaldo is the world's most famous athlete, and one of the handsomest as well. A bronze bust of him unveiled in his native Portugal on March 29th, however, is seriously creeping people out. Thankfully, the Internet quickly came to the rescue, and memes of the bust started falling from the sky like rain.
Ronaldo is viewed as a hero in his hometown of Funchal, located on the Madeira Islands of Portugal. The city decided to honor him by renaming their local airport the Cristiano Ronaldo Madeira International Airport, but the bust of him they unveiled at the rebranding ceremony was definitely less than honorable. The startling statue is causing online reactions from horror to hilarity, and the memes it has inspired are likely to outlive the legacy of Ronnie himself.
It's been said that Ronaldo was dubbed 'cry baby' by his childhood playmates due to his emotional responses to failure. We can only imagine how he's feeling now.