U.S. Soccer Legend Brandi Chastain’s Hall of Fame Plaque Is Worse Than You Can Imagine
And you thought Ronaldo’s sculpture was bad.
There are few bigger heroes in the history of United States soccer than Brandi Chastain, whose 1999 World Cup-winning penalty shootout goal against China is still the biggest shot in American soccer history.
Little wonder then that the San Jose-native, who has won two Olympic golds and two World Cup titles, is being inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame. But you’d think Chastain would be able to get a plaque that looks at least halfway like her. Instead, it looks like this.
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
Woof. Even if you’ve never seen Chastain, you’d likely guess that she doesn’t look like the face on that plaque, which looks more like the melting face of a Buddha candle than this:
Chaistain was a good sport about the monstrosity. “It’s not the most flattering, but it’s nice,” she said at the induction ceremony. And Anthony Savicke, a representative of the Hall of Fame, told the San Jose Mercury that the plaque was a “representation” of Chastain that was not meant to look exactly like her. It certainly succeeded on that front.
The good news is that the plaque is apparently being redone. The other good news is that people are having a lot of fun trying figure out who this one looks like. Louis Anderson? Babe Ruth? Gary Busey?
Glad to see Gary Busey is finally being celebrated in the International Tennis Hall of Fame. pic.twitter.com/hphUPXyiUR
— Diggie Smalls (@DrunkGing) May 22, 2018
— TCB (@TenCentBeers) May 22, 2018
Louis Anderson's HOF plaque looks exactly like Brandi Chastain, probably. pic.twitter.com/yQitUOa4bS
— 🇺🇸 (@DaleMcMillan) May 22, 2018
Brandi Chastain’s plaque looks like a beardless Rob Ryan. pic.twitter.com/KKcaQWJjwv
— Bootleg Fantasy Football (@BootlegFantasy) May 22, 2018
And you thought that bust of Ronaldo was bad.