Football star Brandi Chastain's plaque panned because it looks nothing like her

American soccer star gets plaque featuring someone else's face

Chastain is pictured with the plaque on Monday night.

The former soccer star, who famously scored the game-winning penalty kick against China to give the US team the World Cup and celebrated by tearing off her jersey, is a strikingly handsome woman.

A two-time Olympic gold medalist and two-time World Cup champion, she was inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame on Monday.

Call that bust what you will, but Twitter lost its sleep over it, with many Portuguese fans calling it the most "luoco" (crazy) likeness they had seen of Ronaldo anywhere.

'Brandi Chastain is one of the most handsome athletes I've ever covered. US President Jimmy Carter or actor Gary Busey? "But it's nice", she said diplomatically of the plaque, according to the Associated Press.

Chastain's plaque reminded people of a now infamous statue created of soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.

Smith, now a soccer coach at Santa Clara University, explained that the bronze plaque honoring his wife - a two-time Olympic gold medalist and two-time World Cup champion - did not serve her justice because she is such a lovely powerhouse - something the 1999 photo of her captured for all of eternity.

While Ronaldo is widely considered one of the best-looking athletes on earth, social media users compared his bronze likeness to Stephen King's famous killer clown, Pennywise; Beaker from "The Muppet Show"; and even the character Sloth from "The Goonies".

Yeah, that looks more like Crispin Glover after an allergic breakout than Chastain...

Added her husband, Jerry Smith: "It's really not flattering".

'I am not happy with it either and I made the offer to redo it when I spoke to Brandi this morning, ' O'Brien said. But what everyone is talking about is the plaque she received that, to put it kindly, is unflattering.

Brandi Chastain is an American legend. "But I'm not an artist".



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