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Controversy Trails Ronaldo’s Statue At Airport Naming Event

Football fans have been questioning theresemblance of a Statue of Cristiano Ronaldo unveiled on the Portuguese island of Madeira.

Many on social media say the work looks more like former Republic of Ireland captain Niall Quinn than Ronaldo.

The statue was revealed at a ceremony to name the island’s Airport after him.

Portugal’s president and the prime minister flew to the island to unveil the tribute to the player outside the terminal entrance.

President Rebelo de Sousa said Ronaldo “projects Madeira and Portugalacross the world far more than anybodyelse”.

The 32-year-old is a local hero in Madeira, where he is seen as a rags-to-riches success. He already has a museum about him in his hometown of Funchal.



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