- Brandi Chastain, who scored the winning penalty kick for the US at the 1999 Women’s World Cup, was inducted into the San Francisco Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame on Monday.
- Unfortunately, her commemorative plaque looks little like her and has been mocked relentlessly on social media.
- There is a chance the plaque will be redone.
As a decorated member of the US Women’s National Team in soccer, one who scored the winning penalty kick in the 1999 Women’s World Cup, one of the most iconic goals in the sport’s history, Brandi Chastain is certainly deserving of a commemorative plaque.
Unfortunately, when her plaque was unveiled Monday during her induction into the San Francisco Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame, the result was horrifying.
This may even be worse than the Cristiano Ronaldo statue.
Naturally, Twitter was ruthless after this was unveiled.
If you've ever wondered what Bill Belichick smiling up from a sewer grate would look like, look no further than the Hall of Fame plaque of Brandi Chastain: https://t.co/qowKsEoHEq pic.twitter.com/ofUXNvDo5a
— Jay Busbee (@jaybusbee) May 22, 2018
I don't know about Brandi Chastain, but they nailed Mickey Rooney. pic.twitter.com/wfSb7irMbx
— Jason Davis (@davisjsn) May 22, 2018
— TCB (@TenCentBeers) May 22, 2018
For her part, Chastain, ever the pro, handled it gracefully, telling reporters in a video provided by The Mercury News, “It’s not the most flattering, but it’s nice,” with a smile.
Fortunately, this story may still have a happy ending, according to Ann Killion, a sports columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle:
There is a wealthy BASHOF patron who said he would pay for it to be redone. I hope that happens.
— Ann Killion (@annkillion) May 22, 2018
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