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8 Worst Statues of Sports Legends

Cristiano Ronaldo joins the likes of Wayne Gretzky, David Beckham and Andy Murray in a very dubious hall of fame

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A bust of Cristiano Ronaldo was the laughing stock of the internet after it was unveiled in Portugal.

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By now you’ve probably been horrified by the hilariously sorry excuse of a Cristiano Ronaldo statue recently unveiled at a Portugal airport renamed in his honor. Sadly, the bizarre effigy bears a more striking resemblance to Sloth from The Goonies than the futbol icon, and as a result has achieved worldwide viral infamy. The bust’s creator, Emanuel Santos, tried to defend it saying, “It is impossible to please the Greeks and Trojans,” but there’s really nothing good about that thing. 

Unfortunately, Ronaldo isn’t the first sports superstar to be spurned by a less-than-worthy statue. Here are seven other awful athlete statues meant to honor of the titans of our time but instead serves as the inspiration for countless nightmares across the globe. From the hilarious to the downright frightening, don’t say we didn’t warn you. 


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