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'Even Jesus did not please everyone' - Ronaldo artist defends sculpture of Madrid star

The artist behind a much-maligned sculpture of Cristiano Ronaldo claims the Real Madrid superstar is happy with the design.

An unveiling at Madeira airport on Wednesday caused quite a stir, with the design being questioned by many.

Emanuel Santos, creator of the piece, insists the 32-year-old also gave his approval before the grand reveal, with the Euro 2016 winner clearly not overly concerned by the opinion of others.

"Even Jesus did not please everyone. This is a matter of taste, it’s not as simple as it seems," Santos said in an interview with Portuguese website Globo Sports.

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