Scandal erupts in India over statue of Ronaldo

Ronaldo statue scandal erupted in India

In the Indian city of Calangute, a scandal erupted over the statue of Portuguese football player Cristiano Ronaldo.

The statue was installed in Calangute for a reason: football is very popular in the city. According to the authorities' idea, the monument was supposed to inspire young people for sporting achievements.

However, not all local residents appreciated the initiative and took part in a protest, BBC reports.

As it turned out, the statue reminded local residents about the colonial past. The state of Goa, where the city of Calangute is located, was part of the Portuguese colony in India.

Locals believe that India has its own footballers who can be proud of and who deserve to become idols for young people.

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