Cristiano Ronaldo now has an airport named after him as the Madeira Airport, in his hometown, has been renamed Cristiano Ronaldo Airport in honour of, naturally, himself. The 32-year-old attended a ceremony at the airport, a day after scoring his 71st international goal during Portugal’s 3-2 friendly defeat against Sweden.

Despite some of the local politicians opposing the decision, Miguel Albuquerque, the president of Madeira’s government, believed it was a worthy tribute for Cristiano Ronaldo given everything the player has done to represent them.

Moreover, a sculpture of Ronaldo’s face was unveiled at the ceremony, which his partner Georgina Rodriguez and mother Maria Aveiro also attended, and everything was going as expected until we saw that!!

It’s the most bizarre thing you will ever see and some of you will even feel sorry for Cristiano Ronaldo, given he had to stand next to it. He somehow managed to remain all smiles but the highest paid footballer in the world might be screaming internally at the sight of this ‘THING’.

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The bust hardly did justice to the most marketable face Football as it was exactly in contrast to Ronaldo’s chiseled looks.

To make matters worse, a prankster, dressed as Batman, appeared on the balcony before being led away from the scene by police. While Ronaldo has many records and moments to cherish, this ceremony will definitely be an unforgettable one.

Needless to say, Twitterati had a gala time and ridiculed the artwork that reportedly took 15 days to come into form.

30th March 2017
Rohan Jaitly

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