This week, professional athlete and international soccer icon Cristiano Ronaldo was immortalized in his native Madeira Islands, Portugal, thanks to the renaming of a local airport in his honor. However, it’s the highly unusual—and unflattering—bust unveiled at the airport ceremony that has been gaining the most attention.
The differences between Ronaldo’s statue and the athlete himself, known as much for his good looks as his athletic skills, couldn’t go unnoticed – particularly by an unforgiving internet. The bust drew comparisons to cartoon characters, Batman villains, Sloth from “The Goonies,” and even inspired the hashtag #RonaldoBust.
The twisted grin and uneven eyes of the statue may be the subject of attention now, but it’s far from the only tribute that has been an unintentional fail. Even Ronaldo found himself in a similar predicament a few years ago, when a life-sized (and well-endowed) statue in the same city featured shorts that raised… eyebrows across the world. But never fear Ronaldo, you’re in great company. Here are five other historic figures that whose tributes could get the boot.