Brandi Chastain Hall of Fame plaque gets meme treatment, will be redone
Brandi Chastain was enshrined in the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame on Monday, and a day that should have been all about honoring one of the most important figures in US soccer history was overshadowed by how ridiculous her plaque looks.
Somehow, this is the plaque that the BASHOF came up with:
Brandi Chastain is one of the most beautiful athletes I’ve ever covered. How this became her plaque is a freaking embarrassment for BASHOF. Makes Cristiano’s look perfect. pic.twitter.com/hta6c0cmSo
— Ann Killion (@annkillion) May 22, 2018
Chastain tried not to sound ungrateful, but even she couldn’t help but acknowledge how ridiculous the plaque looks.
“It’s not the most flattering,” she said during the enshrinement ceremony, per Daniel Brown of the San Jose Mercury News. “But it’s nice.”
Fortunately, it sounds as though the BASHOF has heard the outrage and is going to create a new plaque for Chastain.
— Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) May 22, 2018
As you might expect, Twitter was more than happy to call attention to the hideous plaque, with many people noting that it makes Chastain look like a middle aged man.
I don't know about Brandi Chastain, but they nailed Mickey Rooney. pic.twitter.com/wfSb7irMbx
— Jason Davis, The Maker (@davisjsn) May 22, 2018
Brandi Chastain's new HOF plaque. pic.twitter.com/FXqDXwyyD3
— Sam Adams (@SWXSamAdams) May 22, 2018
— Mike (@mcianfrini) May 22, 2018
Wow, so how did an overeager Rex Ryan land on a plaque?
Spoiler Alert: He didn’t. What in THE hell is this?
— Tim Ryan (@TheSportsHernia) May 22, 2018
Some plaque artist confused Brandi Chastain for Gary Busey https://t.co/esBVjIWgCG
— Real Super Dave (@SuperStatsDave) May 22, 2018
Chastain’s plaque has to be the most embarrassing thing we’ve seen since the Red Sox botched David Ortiz’s bobblehead doll. It will be interesting to see how the new one comes out.