Brandi Chastain Plaque's Unlikeness to Soccer Star Jeered

Bay Area Sports Hall of Hame inductee Brandi Chastain poses by her plaque. Chastain diplomatically said

Brandi Chastain at the Rose Bowl in 2017. Chastain's plaque makes her look like Dolores Umbridge's stunt double. "How this became her plaque is a freaking embarrassment".

San Francisco Chronicle columnist, Ann Killion, who wrote the words that go with the caring, was not so diplomatic with her criticism.

Some thought it looked more like Mickey Rooney, or Gary Busey.

Anthony Savicke, the Hall of Fame's vice president of finance and administration, told the San Jose Mercury News on Monday night that the images on the plaques are merely "representations", that he hadn't heard any complaints.

Chastain was predictably gracious as she accepted the plaque and in subsequent interviews.

One Twitter user observed that Chastain's ability to smile politely next to this frightful likeness at Monday's ceremony was a greater accomplishment than her World Cup win.

Brandi Chastain’s iconic celebration
Brandi Chastain’s iconic celebration

She was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2017. He said there were no plans to replace Chastain's plaque. "But it's the right thing to do".

And soccer fans thought the Cristiano Ronaldo statue was bad. Someone on Twitter said perhaps Chastain's greatest achievement is "smiling graciously next to this whackass plaque".

"I want people to focus on what the Hall of Fame really does for our community and youth sports", Chastain said.

Just look at the plaque yourself and decide if it looks anything remotely like Brandi.

O'Brien declined to give the artist's name, saying: 'I don't want to hurt someone's career.

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