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.

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 1 year ago

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

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Cistiano Ronaldo Statue Fail

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Richard Walker 1 year ago

okay, this is the Portuguese artists other works... painting-f...30508e.jpg painting-fresco_2316720k-58dcee530508e.jpg

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#3

Second-hand Embarrassment

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Notchimine Mette 1 year ago

Now this is what I call a Weeping Angel!

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#4

Meanwhile, On Bbc Last Night...

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Diana Tanasa 1 year ago

😂😂😂

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Ironronaldo

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cathy McBride 1 year ago

IM IRON- wait nvm...

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Jeremie Guerra 1 year ago

HAHAHA well done!

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Lemur 1 year ago

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

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Jeremie Guerra 1 year ago

Same artist? :)

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#9

We're Off To See The Wizard...

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Nighty fox dreemurr 1 year ago

Took me a second XD

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#10

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Jana Bazoosh 1 year ago

That mysterious smile again...

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#11

Donaldo Trump

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Branden Hart 1 year ago

Actually that works pretty well.

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Karnelia 1 year ago

Lol at work :)

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#13

Here's Ronnie!!!

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siriuslyafangirl 1 year ago

This deserves to be at the top

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Taberah Spiers 1 year ago

Omg😂😂😂😂

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#15

Star Wars The Cristiano Solo In Carbonite Wall

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siriuslyafangirl 1 year ago

I'm crying from laughing

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#17

The New Oscar

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Melody Lanzatella 1 year ago

LOOOOVE IT!

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#18

Ronaldo Bust...nailed It!

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Melody Lanzatella 1 year ago

EXACTLY!

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Cristiano Silver Surfing Through My Nightmares

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Warisul Imam 1 year ago

Great edit...Love it...LOL

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Denise Stark 1 year ago

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

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#21

Cristiano Bust? – B*tch Please…

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Cheryl Estrada 1 year ago

Must have been the same sculptor! 😂😂😂

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Nothing Else...

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Warisul Imam 1 year ago

Lol

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#25

Ronaldo Decide To Adapt

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Melody Lanzatella 1 year ago

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

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Notchimine Mette 1 year ago

Yikes!

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#27

This Is Fine

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Manuel Tejeda 1 year ago

Booooohhhhhh

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Your Linkedin Photo Vs You In Real Life

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Sherri Mantooth Bagwell 1 year ago

Ain't that the truth!

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The Scream: Hell P Me!!!

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Ionela Zugravu 1 year ago

😂😂😂

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Give That Man A Baby Ruth...

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Melody Lanzatella 1 year ago

ROFLMAO!

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#32

Tinder Gives Me Trust Issues

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Melody Lanzatella 1 year ago

#TRUTH

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Old Masters Be Like...

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Cristaminator

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#35

Ha-ha

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Timothy D. 1 year ago

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 1 year ago

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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Miss Jackson 1 year ago

THe fake 'IM SO HAPPY' smile

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The Toxic Avenger

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Ioana Sandu 1 year ago

it's TromaTic to look at

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#39

I Guess We Know The Truth...

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Panda Man 1 year ago

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

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Keep Calm And Eat Candy

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#41

Mr. Bean Back At Work!

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Ronaldator

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#43

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

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Tony Cabré 1 year ago

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

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Hey You Guys!

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Brownie emoji 1 year ago

best. movie. ever.

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#46

True To The Original.

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Ximena Aldana 1 year ago

so... this is from far de only explanation

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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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Timothy D. 1 year ago

how is this showerthoughts?

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Ronaldo The Exorcist

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#53

Striking Resemblance

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Timothy D. 1 year ago

this needs moar up votes

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Not Even Once

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#55

Deadpool Got A New Sidekick...

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#56

Is It Possible He Just Had The Picture Of A Younger Ronaldo?

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Trude Hansen 1 year ago

😂

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#57

Hey You Guyyysssss!!

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cathy McBride 1 year ago

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#58

Never Drink And Smile

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Melody Lanzatella 1 year ago

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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#61

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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Now Everything Have Sense

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Julia G 1 year ago

I love mad!!!

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Dr Who Ronaldo Angel

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Eleanor 1 year ago

nice.

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This Is Me!

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Not Even Once...

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Timothy D. 1 year ago

copy of a previous one

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Oh No

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I Can Help You With That...

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Martin 1 year ago

Ewww.

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Ronaldo Meets Cavaco

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Oz Re-cast~

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#72

Happy Ronaldo

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#73

Someones Happy!

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#74

I Find This Photo Of Him A Bit Close To The Sculpture!

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#76

This Is All I See

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#77

Like A Boss (a Horny Boss)

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#78

Would You Look At That...time To Fap!

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#79

Super Thor

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#80

Ty Internet 4 Making My Day

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#81

Ronaldo Statues Combined

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#82

Your Hate Makes Me Unstoppable

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#83

Do You Like It?

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David Ronaldo

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Ronaldo Drago Vs. Apollo Creed

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Check It Out!

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Panda Man 1 year ago

This is bad photoshop

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I Dunno..?

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