An attempt to honor a San Jose native left a lot to be desired.
Brandi Chastain - who was born and raised in the South Bay - landed in the international sporting spotlight during the 1999 World Cup:
The San Francisco Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame intended to honor Chastain with a plaque, but...
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
Asked about her appearance on the plaque, Brandi said, “Not the most flattering, but it’s nice.”
See our exclusive video of @brandichastain graciously commenting on her @BayAreaSportHOF plaque in #SanFrancisco last night & read the story by @mercbrownie. https://t.co/OzQRPDt3hU Who does she most look like here? pic.twitter.com/2TuzCF72NE— Mercury News (@mercnews) May 22, 2018
She also shared some of the comparisons she has heard following the plaque's unveiling:
The San Francisco Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame says they'll be redoing the plaque soon. :)