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Cristiano Ronaldo bust sculptor defends design

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Cristiano Ronaldo bust sculptor defends design: ‘Not even Jesus pleased everyone’

Madeira, Portugal – The bust that has become an internet sensation but not for the right reasons. Cristiano Ronaldo bust sculptor defends design saying “Not even Jesus pleased everyone.”

The 32-year-old was attending a ceremony at Madeira International Airport on Wednesday. Local authorities renamed the airport Cristiano Ronaldo International Airport in his honor.

The statue immediately turned heads, including Ronaldo’s, as he stood on stage in front of a large crowd. Presumably the statue, meant to reflect the soccer star’s perfect smile and slicked-back hair, looked nothing like him.

Sculptor Emanuel Santos, however, has told Globo Esporte that he has not taken any of the derision to heart.

“It’s impossible to please the Greeks and the Trojans. Not even Jesus pleased everyone,” he said. “This is a matter of taste, it’s not as simple as it seems. I have seen the work of great artists that follow this parameter. What matters is the impact this work generated.

“There is always the possibility of producing something that looks different, I was already prepared for all of that. I used some photos of Cristiano Ronaldo that I found on the internet as a base, not one photo specifically. I put the photos by my side and started working on the bust.”

Cristiano Ronaldo’s thoughts?

The Real Madrid forward put on a brave face at the ceremony in Funchal, Madeira on Wednesday, though a man who prides himself so much on his winsome complexion cannot be best pleased with this particular artist’s impression of him.

In fact, many have pointed out that this is not the first dedication to the four-time Ballon d’Or winner that has gone awry.

Moreover, outside his own museum in Funchal, there is an equally ropy full-body effort.

Cristiano Ronaldo bust sculptor defends design

Last, an overweight silver tribute in Madrid depicting Ronaldo.

Cristiano Ronaldo bust sculptor defends design

In conclusion, he Real Madrid forward smiled and joined in on the applause. He even posed for photos next to the large bronze head.