New Ronaldo Statue Features Prominent Bronze Wang

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Cristiano Ronaldo's hometown of Funchal on the island of Madeira, Portugal celebrated their very own demigod on Sunday by ERECTING an XXL statue in his likeness. The ROCK-HARD ELEVEN-FOOTER, which boasts a RIGID faux-hawk and a VISIBLE CHUBBY, elicited an emotional, long-winded response from Ronaldo:

"This is a very special moment, to have a statue of me," the 29-year-old said.

And so true-to-form! The likeness is part of a museum dedicated to the soccer star, who, his mother Dolores added, has "never forgotten his origins." Sounds about right.


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Cristiano Ronaldo's self-confidence is easily one of my favorite things about him. For over a decade, the English-language press has been obsessed with pushing a sexist, homophobic, xenophobic image of him as a swarthy, preening girly man who is ruining A Real Man's Sport, but dude could not give less of a fuck. It's glorious.