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.”
— Ryan Gorcey (@RyanGorcey) May 21, 2018
And she was not alone. Some on Twitter laughed that the visage looked more like Gary Busey or Mickey Rooney.
I don’t know about Brandi Chastain, but they nailed Mickey Rooney. pic.twitter.com/wfSb7irMbx
— Jason Davis, The Maker (@davisjsn) May 22, 2018
The Brandi Chastain plaque goes into the Art Fails Hall of Fame. pic.twitter.com/ZquxIyueYJ
— Liam Martin (@LiamWBZ) May 22, 2018
I could make a list of 50 people this plaque looks like and none of them are Brandi Chastain https://t.co/fiBp2kUj9A
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) May 22, 2018
Brandi Chastain is one of the most beautiful athletes I’ve ever covered. How this became her plaque is a freaking embarrassment for BASHOF. Makes Cristiano’s look perfect. pic.twitter.com/hta6c0cmSo
— Ann Killion (@annkillion) May 22, 2018
What’d Brandi Chastain do to deserve this?! pic.twitter.com/WE5Xz2NZZG
— Cass Anderson (@casspa) May 22, 2018
Who’s on Brandi Chastain’s plaque? Cause it’s not Chastain… pic.twitter.com/X35bf2ITAv
— Tim and Sid (@timandsid) May 22, 2018
I’m convinced they used Gary Busey as the model for Brandi Chastain’s plaque: pic.twitter.com/b899je3Aym
— Alex Gelhar (@AlexGelhar) May 22, 2018
this Brandi Chastain plaque is worse than the Ronaldo bust pic.twitter.com/aXkORLREZj
— Jack Grimse (@JackGrimse) May 22, 2018
Brandi Chastain has won a World Cup and gold medals but her greatest achievement is smiling graciously next to this whackass plaque pic.twitter.com/YzGda3g4vF
— Ryan Mac (@RMac18) May 22, 2018
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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