Bulky lump in pants of Cristiano Ronaldo's statue sparks controversy

A statue of Real Madrid's Portuguese star striker Cristiano Ronaldo erected in his honour in his hometown in the Madeira Islands has generated a great deal of buzz related to what looks like as a bulge in the statue's pants.

By Suyash Srivastava | Updated: Dec 25, 2014, 22:48 PM IST
Bulky lump in pants of Cristiano Ronaldo's statue sparks controversy

New Delhi: A statue of Real Madrid's Portuguese star striker Cristiano Ronaldo erected in his honour in his hometown in the Madeira Islands has generated a great deal of buzz related to what looks like as a bulge in the statue's pants.

Earlier, several Portugese newspapers had also earlier carried comments from different sections.

It was also discussed on Ronaldo's official Facebook page, which published a photo of the player standing next to the statue on December 21.

Through his personal account on social mico-blogging site Twitter, Ronaldo on December 22 said that he was very proud about the statue.

 The statue weighs 800 kg with a height of 3.4 metres. Designed by artist Ricardo Madeira Veloso, it was inspired by Ronaldo's stance before taking a free kick.