The controversial bronze bust of Cristiano Ronaldo at the airport on Madeira which bears his name has been replaced, Portuguese media reported on Monday.
Emanuel Santos came to global notoriety when his freakish looking bust of Ronaldo was widely mocked online for its questionable resemblance to the player, after it was placed on display at the airport previous year.
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"The bust is more an attraction for our island today and we cannot accept in any way its replacement", the petition says.
It was replaced Friday at the request of Ronaldo's family, according to the Diário de Notícias Madeira newspaper.