A Cristiano Ronaldo statue in Madeira, Portugal has been vandalized with Lionel Messi’s name and number.
AS tweeted an image of the life-sized statue Tuesday clearly showing “Messi 10” in red paint written on the back of the statue, which stands in Ronaldo’s hometown.
A clean-up operation is reportedly already underway, and the vandalism has been widely denounced already. The statue was erected in 2014 as a gift from Madeira’s regional government, and bears the inscription “best player in the world.”
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