Sports Fans Puzzled By Unflattering Brandi Chastain Hall Of Fame Plaque

The Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame unveiled a plaque honoring soccer star Brandi Chastain that looks nothing like her.

“It’s not the most flattering,” Chastain said during the ceremony, according to ESPN. “But it’s nice.”

Brandi Chastain (R) of the United States women's soccer team smiles during practice for the FIFA Women's World Cup at the U.S. National Training Center in Carson, California, August 29, 2003. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Brandi Chastain (R) of the United States women’s soccer team smiles during practice for the FIFA Women’s World Cup. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

And she was not alone. Some on Twitter laughed that the visage looked more like Gary Busey or Mickey Rooney.

Hall of fame vice president Anthony Savicke told the San Jose Mercury News that there was no plans to re-do the plaque and that they are only supposed to be “representations” of the person, not an identical likeness.

Chastain is most well-known as the player who tore off her jersey after scoring the game-winning penalty kick during the 1999 Women’s World Cup final.

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