Cristiano Ronaldo looked pleased at the unveiling of his statue. / AFP PHOTO / GREGORIO CUNHA
Cristiano Ronaldo looked pleased at the unveiling of his statue. / AFP PHOTO / GREGORIO CUNHA

Disturbing Ronaldo statue trend takes off

A CRISTIANO Ronaldo statue is attracting groups of laughing women due to its huge, shiny bulge.

The Juventus superstar's larger-than-life tribute was unveiled at his Pestana CR7 hotel in Funchal, Portugal in 2014.

Ronaldo fans can't keep their hands off his crotch.
Ronaldo fans can't keep their hands off his crotch.

Of course visitors want to get a photo alongside the artwork - but doing so has had unexpected consequences.

The groin area has apparently been rubbed so frequently that the bronze has been polished into a hard-to-miss shine.

The crotch has become a shiny gold.
The crotch has become a shiny gold.

Fans were quick to notice the generously-sized bulge in the shorts when the statue was opened to the public.

And now it has become a focal point for selfies, with fans seemingly eager to touch it as they pose for holiday snaps.

 

She deserves a yellow card.
She deserves a yellow card.

Tourist John Rodgers noticed the wear in the private parts - as well as in the hands.

"I just wanted a picture of him to send to my family," he said.

"But as soon as I put on the family WhatsApp group everyone started laughing.

"They couldn't help notice the well-rubbed area between his legs.

"While waiting to get back on the cruise ship I then realised a stream of tourists who were keen to touch that area.

"It seemed to make them all smile, particularly a young blonde lady. She couldn't keep her hands off."

This article was originally published by The Sun and reproduced with permission


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