As per a report, Ronaldo attended the ceremony at the newly-renamed Aeroporto Cristiano Ronaldo on Wednesday, along with the Portuguese president and prime minister.
The football star, 32, who already has a museum and a hotel named after him on the island, as well as a statue, described his pride at seeing the local airport now bear his name.
Breaking: The sculptor behind the Cristiano Ronaldo bust has been revealed! pic.twitter.com/aogh26uRww
— Soccer Manager (@SoccerManager) March 29, 2017
“You know how proud I am of my roots, my homeland,” Ronaldo said in a speech at the ceremony.
But rather than lauding Portugal’s captain and record goalscorer, social media users were quick to question whether the bust of the striker unveiled at the airport was such a good likeness.
Someone looked at this and saw Cristiano Ronaldo. So it is displayed on the new Cristiano Ronaldo Airport. pic.twitter.com/4FwpzLOy3Y
— João Moreira Pires (@JoaoGoncaloMP) March 29, 2017