- Publish Date
- Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 5:23PM
This is horrifying!!!
Social media is finding little to like about the likeness on a plaque honouring retired soccer champion Brandi Chastain.
The Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in San Francisco unveiled the plaque overnight. Chastain diplomatically said "it's not the most flattering. But it's nice."
On Twitter, fans compared the likeness to former President Jimmy Carter or actor Gary Busey.
Hall of fame vice president of finance and administration Anthony Savicke tells The Mercury News images on the plaques are "representations" and never intended to be photographic likenesses. Savicke says there are no plans to re-do the plaque.
Chastain is often remembered for ripping off her jersey and showing her sports bra after nailing the game-winning penalty kick in the 1999 World Cup.
This article was first published on nzherald.co.nz and is republished here with permission.