Ronaldo was honoured with a namesake airport – a rename of the Funchal airport to the Cristiano Ronaldo airport. Instead, he got a bust of himself that was not quite befitting his prided personality. The bust was responded to with unbelief by fans and widespread internet trolling on social media.
Portugal has been known to honour Ronaldo on various accounts, making certain his contribution to the country in the world of football does not go without accolade. The football pro already has a museum and hotel named after him on his homeland island Madeira.
Ronaldo expressed his gratitude and pride on receiving the honour with a tweet. The rest of the internet, however, took the time to cash in on Ronaldo’s not-so-familiar-looking bust.
One twitter user jokingly jabbed that the bust actually resembles Ronaldo. Various other tweets followed suit, putting the bust on one side and a morphed picture of Cristiano Ronaldo on the other,
— Wes Mountain (@therevmountain) March 29, 2017
A popular Twitter handle showcased the bust instead of Ronaldo’s face during several of his popular moments in football:
Some of the all-time great Cristiano Ronaldo moments pic.twitter.com/57Tx9VhbUm
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) March 29, 2017
While twitter users may have had the last laugh on Ronaldo’s honorary achievement, we have to give Cristiano Ronaldo his due credit for being a good sport about it. Ronaldo’s football legacy is hard to compete with, other footballers can simply not handle his clever dodging and appealing magic every time he steps onto the field. Whether you are a fan or just want to be funny, here’s to Ronaldo still blazing the media both on and off the field.