The infamous Cristiano Ronaldo bust which graces Madeira airport has a new sibling with a new bust of Real Madrid colleague Gareth Bale. Paddy Power contracted sculptor Emmanuel Santos to create a similar bust of the Welsh wizard after the original CR7 bust created much fall-out following it’s unveiling in March. Much of the comment was unflattering but Santos defended his work claiming that the Portuguese striker was delighted with the final result. Santos is also promising a bust of Sergio Ramos to complete his Real Madrid trilogy.
The Bale bust is on view in St Mary Street (Cardiff) beside a Paddy Power outlet and bears the words: Gareth Bale, by Emmanuel Santos, sculptor and a cheeky.