The sculptor of Cristiano Ronaldo's statue has defended his (confusing) work

Plz explain.

Earlier this week, the internet was thrown into a state when the world's biggest babe popular football player, Cristiano Ronaldo, unveiled a statue of himself.

The art was created to sit at Aeroporto da Madeira, an airport in Ronaldo's hometown, which was renamed in honour of the sports star.

However, when the statue was uncovered at the ceremony, people were, well, pretty darn confused.

Now, Emanuel Santos, the artist who spent three weeks creating the art, has defended his work, saying the footballer is happy with the end result.

"I was with his brother at Cristiano's museum in Madeira and from the messages he sent, I could tell that he liked what he saw," he said to Portuguese website Globo Sports.

"He only asked for some wrinkles that gave him a certain expression in his face when he's about to laugh to be changed. He said it made him look older and asked for it to be thinned out a bit to make it smoother and more jovial. But they gave it the go-ahead and they liked what they saw."

We find that hard to believe, but hey, there you go.

He also pointed out that even Jesus couldn't please everybody. Which is true, but also kinda irrelevant?

"It’s impossible to please the Greeks and the Trojans. Not even Jesus pleased everyone," he said.

One more time, people: