And football fans thought the Cristiano Ronaldo statue was bad …
Football star Brandi Chastain, a world champion and Olympic champion, was inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame on Monday night in San Francisco. But when their Hall of Fame badge was revealed, the resemblance did not look like Chastain.
She chose her words carefully as she described the plaque, "It's not the most flattering," Chastain said about the San Jose Mercury News . "But its nice."
San Francisco Chronicle Columnist Ann Killion was not so diplomatic. Killion tweeted, "Brandi Chastain is one of the most beautiful athletes I've ever seen, and it's an embarrassing embarrassment for BASHOF."
How bad was it? Chastain fans on Twitter suggested the similarity resembled John Elway, Rex Ryan, Gary Busey and even former President Jimmy Carter.
Most football fans remember Chastain differently – they celebrated in their sports bra after their victory at the 1999 FIFA World Cup.
Anthony Savicke, the vice president for finance and administration of the Hall of Fame, said ] Mercury News on Monday he had heard no complaints, and that the similarities on plaques were "representations".