Brandi Chastain: Plaque of USA footballer sparks debate on social media

Brandi Chastain: Plaque of USA footballer sparks debate on social media

The Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame unveiled a plaque Monday honoring soccer star Brandi Chastain.

She said diplomatically: 'It's not the most flattering but it's nice'.

As you might expect, Twitter was more than happy to call attention to the disgusting plaque, with many people noting that it makes Chastain look like a middle aged man.

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

The famous soccer player helped Team USA win the Women's World Cup both in 1991 and 1999, scoring the winning penalty kick against China in California during the latter version. Ronaldo, the Real Madrid soccer star, does not look anything like the monstrosity that his statue depicted.

Anthony Savicke, the Vice President of Finance and Administration for the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame, told the Mercury News there are no plans to re-do the plaque.

But the organisation quickly bowed to a flood of criticism.

O'Brien said that while he "didn't think it was well done" when he saw Chastain's original plaque, "it's really up to the inductee" and that Chastain told him she "didn't have a problem with it". "But it's the right thing to do". It does not look like Brandi Chastain.

'I am not happy with it either and I made the offer to redo it when I spoke to Brandi this morning, ' O'Brien said. Chastain agreed to resubmit a photo of herself so the situation could be rectified. "How this became her plaque is a freaking embarrassment".

"I think it's very hard to take a picture and make a flawless rendering", O'Brien said. The two-time World Cup champion managed to maintain her composure when laying eyes on the monstrosity.

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