PHOTO: This handsome man makes for an awful airport statue. (photo via Flickr/Global Panorama)
They had one job to do.
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.
Part of the festivities included a bust of Ronaldo’s head, arguably one of the more pristine craniums in the world. (This guy is so handsome, even getting half way to his likeness would be a win, right?)
The Bizarro Ronaldo looks as if it were sculpted by a crack team of kindergarten kids hopped up on Pixy Stix and Snickers bars.
For his part, the Real Madrid star was surprisingly gracious in the moment, via ESPN FC: “Thank you for being here in my honor. Seeing my name being given to this airport is something very special, everyone knows that I am proud of my country and especially my home city. Thank you very much to the president of the regional government Miguel Albuquerque for having had the courage and the firmness to do it. I will try to dignify Portugal and especially Madeira with a spirit of sacrifice, dignity and passion."