The sculpture of the Portugal and Real Madrid forward gained worldwide attention when it was installed past year at the airport, which is also known as Cristiano Ronaldo Madeira International Airport.
The previous statue was mocked on social media after it was unveiled at the airport a year ago, with many questioning its resemblance to the footballer.
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So, he said, the dispute over home cultivation between the two houses of Parliament essentially comes down to "a single plant". Currently, those found in possession without a licence face up to five years in prison, an unlimited fine, or both.
Santos later had a second attempt to silence his critics with a second sculpture of Ronaldo, commissioned by the website Bleacher Report.
And a lot of Madeirans agree, since Sports Illustrated uncovered a petition with more than six hundred signatures demanding the old bust back.
The switch happened on Friday - the same day that Ronaldo scored a hat-trick for Portugal against Spain in their World Cup Group B opener.
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It was a remarkable day of shot-making by England's batsmen though as they carved an ODI record 62 boundaries, including 21 sixes. Bairstow, on 30, skyed a drive off Tye but Marcus Stoinis failed to hold an extremely tough chance as he ran back from mid-on.
"This bust is much better than the other one, that's what everyone thinks", Hugo Aveiro, brother of the five-time Ballon d'or, winner, told the Diario de Noticias da Madeira newspaper.
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At the highest level, success and failure can often be down to one player rising above the rest to produce the decisive moment. I have a lot of determination, I enjoy being here and it is about stepping it up.