On Monday, May 22, Brandi Chastain was inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame, a much-deserved honor for her 2-time soccer World Cup champion. The win included a bronze plaque adorned with a bronze recreation of Chastain's face. Upon seeing the plaque, some people (all people) felt the portrait was a bit...off.
But, because she is a pro, Chastain laughed off the entire incident, saying:
It's not the most flattering...but it's nice.
You won’t believe Brandi Chastain’s Hall of Fame plaque https://t.co/BsGHe1vgds https://t.co/6vC91PIGDD— Mercury News (@Mercury News)1526970880.0
Fans couldn't believe their eyes at how inaccurate the bronze recreation looks.
Brandi Chastain is one of the most beautiful athletes I’ve ever covered. How this became her plaque is a freaking e… https://t.co/kwIKMsEfzh— Ann Killion (@Ann Killion)1526962297.0
What'd Brandi Chastain do to deserve this?! https://t.co/WE5Xz2NZZG— Cass Anderson (@Cass Anderson)1526991802.0
People are demanding a replacement!
BASHOF, which only has a handful of women in their hall, needs to go back and redo this. It’s shameful.— Ann Killion (@Ann Killion)1526962550.0
Fans thought Brandi Chastain's plaque was a total bust https://t.co/I0AdD8kgrT— Daniel Brown (@Daniel Brown)1526967101.0
Chastain took it all in stride at the event, however.
Brandi Chastain has won a World Cup and gold medals but her greatest achievement is smiling graciously next to this… https://t.co/A9iyQ4OneI— Ryan Mac (@Ryan Mac)1526969036.0
#BrandiChastain jumps to the front of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize pack for this diplomacy on her Hall of Fame plaque… https://t.co/QHPBrEsRgH— Matthias Gafni (@Matthias Gafni)1526967405.0
Some art connoisseurs are placing this new plaque in the pantheon of horrible athlete homages!
The Brandi Chastain plaque goes into the Art Fails Hall of Fame. https://t.co/ZquxIyueYJ— Liam Martin (@Liam Martin)1526997226.0
Which athlete has the worst depiction? 🤔 • Cristiano Ronaldo's bust. • Tom Brady's sketch. • Brandi Chastain's pla… https://t.co/HgnLsJQFLS— Yahoo Sports (@Yahoo Sports)1526998893.0
Some people think the plaque actually looks like someone else...though they won't say who.
I just realized who that terrible Brandi Chastain plaque actually looks like but I can't say it because I'll probab… https://t.co/tGhyXrVYKE— adrian crawford (@adrian crawford)1526994831.0
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 (@Dan Wolken)1526994572.0
The resemblance is nearly non-existent.
"So you're not gonna use John Madden this time? You're gonna actually use Brandi Chastain's face in the next one?"… https://t.co/maswtS3RN8— Get Up (@Get Up)1526993347.0
“Who do you see in the Brandi Chastain plaque?” is wayyy more entertaining than Yanny/Laurel— Dan Wolken (@Dan Wolken)1526995627.0
Whoever designed the plaque will probably be keeping their head low for a while.
I feel bad for the artist that created the Brandi Chastain plaque. :( https://t.co/xhpezX4IG1— Justin Vick (@Justin Vick)1527000276.0
Sometimes, artists have bad days. Whoever did Brandi Chastain's plaque had a really, really bad day. https://t.co/RA3fUY36Ff— Jean N. (@Jean N.)1526998296.0
Fortunately, it seems the BASHOF is already working on a replacement plaque.
So @annkillion says Brandi Chastain’s plaque for the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame is set to be redone. Which, you k… https://t.co/aGpa8OhXtg— Grant Wahl (@Grant Wahl)1526989502.0
When it comes to scary statues, people are pretty quick to make change happen.
The much-criticized statue of Lucille Ball in her hometown has finally been replaced. https://t.co/0h8UsLw5O7— Twitter Moments (@Twitter Moments)1470615946.0
A year ago, a cartoonish statue of Ronaldo became the butt of many jokes. But there was a human element behind the… https://t.co/caAt23Zy0j— Twitter Moments (@Twitter Moments)1522343964.0