I’m not sure how it happened, but one of the handsomest athletes in the world has made for one of its ugliest sculptures.
Cristiano Ronaldo got an airport named after him in the Madeira Islands, which is nice. The airport also installed a bust of the Real Madrid star’s face which, in theory, is also nice. Too bad it’s is one of the most terrifying things you’ll ever see.
The internet got to reacting to the unsettling side-by-side, which isn’t terrifying because of the uncanny valley but because the bronze bust looks like it’s of a completely different, more grotesque person who probably isn’t even good at soccer.
So let’s get ready to enjoy the online experience. You’ve earned this.
OK, here we go. Let’s just get the nightmare fuel out of the way first.
As someone pointed out, this isn’t the first time he’s been botched as a statue.
Call me whatever you want, but the new Ghostbusters reboot looks terrible.
This is why I don’t put photos of myself online.
This is just … this is a lot.
It also gave everyone a great chance to say the statue looks like every slightly weird-looking athlete in the sports world.
Even rehabbing college football quarterbacks weren’t safe.
Personally, I think he’s a dead ringer for Winnipeg Jets rookie Patrick Laine.
Playing the “looks like” game with this one really has a lot of options if you spread the floor a bit.
I’m also including my own contribution in here because, well, I’m writing this and that Lucille Ball statue haunts my dreams.
It’s OK, folks. Ronaldo’s still extremely handsome in real life.