Cristiano Ronaldo is the world's most famous athlete and one of the most handsome as well. A bronze Ronaldo bust was unveiled in his native Portugal on March 29th. However, it is seriously creeping people out. Thankfully, the Internet quickly came to the rescue, and memes of the funny fail of a Ronaldo statue 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 Ronaldo sculpture that 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 after the unveiling of this hilarious Cristiano Ronaldo statue.

Cristiano Ronaldo's hometown just renamed their airport after him, and decided to celebrate it with him

The ceremony was going well, until they unveiled this bronze bust of the famous footballer

And then the nightmares began

Prime Minister António Costa stood there smiling like nothing was wrong, as the bust stared on from behind

Ronaldo may have been laughing and thanking everyone, but he was most likely crying on the inside

The resemblance is nothing short of uncanny... If you're blind

The Internet was quick to respond, and a legendary chain of memes unfolded (add yours below!)

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Cistiano Ronaldo Statue Fail

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varwenea
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This PhotoShop is spot-on!! Hello Two-face!

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Cistiano Ronaldo Statue Fail

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Lemur
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Then the creator maybe used the wrong photo as his concept?

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Cistiano Ronaldo Statue Fail

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Denise Stark
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Gosh this one makes me laugh... I hope they will get a better bust commissioned right away!

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Cristiano Bust? – B*tch Please…

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Cistiano Ronaldo Statue Fail

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Cistiano Ronaldo Statue Fail

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Cheryl Estrada
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Must have been the same sculptor! 😂😂😂

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Ronaldo Decide To Adapt

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Melody Lanzatella
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It actually looks like they ADDED a retainer to his bust! Look at the teeth!

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This Is Fine

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Old Masters Be Like...

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Cristaminator

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Ha-ha

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Timothy D.
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

is this just a copy of one of the orginal posts with an edit on it?

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Which One Is Fake?

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Άρης Παπαδόπουλος
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well, this GIF proves that the sculptor wasn't that bad. He just got the proportions wrong. Which means that he wasn't that good either.

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Honestly, For Me It's The Same...

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Keep Calm And Eat Candy

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Mr. Bean Back At Work!

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Ronaldator

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Hello...is It Me You're Looking For?!!

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Tony Cabré
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Is it you I'm looking for... ?

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I Guess We Know The Truth...

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Panda Man
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Who watches this show, just me, ok, nobody watches The Goldbergs

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Christ Ronaldo

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Cr7 C3po

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#49

I Hope The Sculptor Has Vanished From The Face Of The Earth!

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The Global Roast

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Ronaldo The Exorcist

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Striking Resemblance

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Not Even Once

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Deadpool Got A New Sidekick...

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Never Drink And Smile

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Melody Lanzatella
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How a drunk girl sees you, what you actually look like!

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Humpty Rodumpty

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Metropolis 2: Ronaldo

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Go Home Chucky , You're Drunk !

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Ainsley

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Zezé Camarinha - Let Me Aterrate On You

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