The Resemblance Is Less Than Striking For Brandi Chastain's Plaque Brandi Chastain was one of the stars of the 1999 U.S. women's team that won the World Cup. The Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame unveiled a bronze plaque to honor her that was less than flattering.
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The Resemblance Is Less Than Striking For Brandi Chastain's Plaque

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The Resemblance Is Less Than Striking For Brandi Chastain's Plaque

The Resemblance Is Less Than Striking For Brandi Chastain's Plaque

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin. Brandi Chastain was one of the stars of the 1999 U.S. women's team that won the World Cup. This week, the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame unveiled a bronze plaque meant to honor her that, we shall say, was maybe less than flattering. Social media erupted with suggestions that it looked more like actor Gary Busey or Patriots coach Bill Belichick. Chastain was gracious about it, but yesterday the Hall of Fame president announced they would redo the plaque. It's expensive, he said, but the right thing. It's MORNING EDITION.

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