Cristiano Ronaldo statue gets red card

Ross Houston
March 30, 2017

Worthy of the most incredible wax figures failed (to see the worst of the worst, we suggest you go take a look at this disturbing slideshow ), the bust was inaugurated Wednesday in Madeira, in the presence of CR7.

Welcome to Cristiano Ronaldo Airport.

Airport officials at the former Madeira International Airport were about to celebrate renaming the location to the Aeroporto Cristiano Ronaldo-a nod to the world famous footballer who hails from the area.

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated his Madeira homecoming with an early strike but Sweden wrecked the party by hitting back from two down to win 3-2 with a last-gasp own goal in a friendly on Tuesday.

And now even an airport - in Madeira, where he was born - has been renamed in his honor, with a new bust to boot also unveiled Wednesday of the Real Madrid star.

An worldwide soccer superstar, blessed with good looks and a golden foot, Ronaldo indisputably stands as one of the greatest to take the pitch.

It squashes his eyes close together, and the cheeky raised-eyebrow smile more resembles a leer. The face was also unusually chubby, in contrast to Ronaldo's chiselled looks.

Five thousand screaming fans, the Portuguese talisman himself and the country's prime minister and the president were all in attendance at the airport of Madeira, the island where Ronaldo was born. The wire service notes he says it took him 15 days to finish the work. "Everyone knows I am proud of my roots".

It's not the first time Ronaldo has been immortalized in bronze, with a 10-foot statue outside his own personal museum towering over his hometown of Funchal.

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