by Christine Samra
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — Social media has been abuzz over an unflattering plaque given to soccer star Brandi Chastain.
The plaque was made for Chastain’s enshrinement into the Bay Area Sports Hall Of Fame Monday evening.
The unlikely likeness of the award wasn’t lost on the women’s soccer legend. “It’s not the most flattering. But it’s nice,” said Chastain after she was presented with the bronzed version of herself.
Twitter was on fire with responses from users, as to what they thought the plaque really looked like.
Some thought it looked more like Mickey Rooney, or Gary Busey.
Others were reminded of another soccer star who had a similar honorary disaster.
Ironically, both Chastain and Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo have been hailed for their attractiveness on and off the field.
Chastain reached legendary status almost 20 years ago, when she famously ripped off her jersey, revealing her sports bra, after making the game-winning goal during the 1999 Women’s World Cup. Under her belt are two World Cup titles and two Olympic gold medals.
BASHOF says it will re-do the plaque, at a cost of about $10,000.
Christine Samra is a web and social media producer for KPIX 5. You can follow her on Twitter.