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Goa, the battle over the statue of Cristiano Ronaldo: “A tribute to the Portuguese colonialists”

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CHENNAI – It was supposed to be an admired homage to a football superstar, an icon with a golden sheen that inspires new generations of Indian footballers to do their utmost. Instead, it has become the target of criticism and protests. The 400 kg statue, costing 15 thousand euros, which portrays the Portuguese champion Cristiano Ronaldo while he launches one of his famous kicks at a football, just inaugurated in the town of Calangute in the state of Goa, immediately split public opinion, complete with parades and protests brandishing black flags as a sign of anger.

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