Cristiano Ronaldo’s bust at the airport in his hometown was pretty bad but it doesn’t even come close to being as terrible as what happened to poor Brandi Chastain. Chastain, the U.S. soccer hero known for her game-winning penalty shootout goal in the 1999 World Cup final , was inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame on Monday. International soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo is known for his fancy footwork on the field—and model-worthy looks off of it. A bronze statue crafted in his famous likeness and unveiled at the renaming ceremony of a Portuguese airport on Wednesday, however, is raising eyebrows for its questionable portrayal of the athlete.
IT’S not easy to end up in the same sentence as Cristiano Ronaldo for a bad reason. Brandi Chastain found a way. Chastain, the former US women’s national soccer team star, was inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame and her plaque was, well, not great. “Brandi Chastain is one of the most beautiful athletes I’ve ever covered,” she tweeted. “How this became her plaque is a freaking embarrassment for BASHOF. Makes Cristiano’s look perfect.” (She’s referencing Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, whose good looks have also proved weirdly difficult to translate into bronze.)
She scored the winning penalty in the 1999 World Cup and her euphoric celebration, with her USA shirt whipped off, is engraved in the annals of sport. A bronze likeness on a plaque honouring Brandi Chastain’s career, however, is expected to prove much more short-lived than the memories of her greatest achievement. Brandi Chastain es conocida por su famosa celebración en una Copa Mundial y ahora también lo será por un fiasco al estil... Video oficial de Telemundo Deportes. Brandi Chastain es conocida por su famosa celebración en una Copa Mundial y ahora también lo será por un fiasco al estil... Skip navigation
Brandi Chastain bronze plaque on the left, real Brandi Chastain on the right. Associated Press.. Killion’s reference to Cristiano Ronaldo points to the commemorative bust that was derided on the internet last year after a Portugese airport being renamed after the soccer icon commissioned a bust to be displayed inside the airport. And while Chastain's accolades were celebrated, her bronze image on the HOF plaque got people talking.. Brandi Chastain is one of the most beautiful athletes I’ve ever covered.. • Cristiano Ronaldo's bust. • Tom Brady's sketch. Home News Brandi Chastain, A Good Sport Even in the Face of Ugly. News;. If it’s any consolation, hottie Ronaldo doesn’t morph well into bronze either. I’m assuming that the guy who did the @Cristiano bust is the same guy who did the @brandichastain plaque.
Brandi Chastain, she of the iconic Women’s World Cup penalty kick and celebration in 1999, was inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame on Monday night. The San Jose native became just the second soccer player to be so enshrined, and everyone was all smiles. brandi chastain, soccer, sports, tom brady plaque, cristiano ronaldo bust, tom brady courtroom sketch About Brandi Chastain's Hall of Fame Plaque is a series of image macros based on the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame commemorative plague of former professional soccer player Brandi Chastain. Cristiano Ronaldo's much-mocked bust gets a makeover after World Cup hat-trick performance Statues may be temporary, but memes are forever. by Kevin Skiver @skiverK9 Jun 18, 2018 at 9:31 am ET • 1 min read
The Brandi Chastain plaque is causing a stir because it looks nothing like Brandi Chastain, just like the Cristiano Ronaldo statue in Portugal. Chastain was honored with a plaque upon entering the Bay Area Hall of Fame, but the plaque should probably be melted down. Instead, the bronze bust commemorating Cristiano Ronaldo’s new namesake airport attracted widespread derision, being likened to Sloth from The Goonies or lauded as an Ecce Homo moment. Even former Irish footballer Niall Quinn was, perhaps rather unkindly, drawn into the debate.
'Brandi Chastain is one of the most beautiful athletes I’ve ever covered,' San Francisco Chronicle journalist Ann Killion wrote on Twitter. 'How this became her plaque is a freaking embarrassment,' Killion added, saying it made a much-derided bronze bust of Cristiano Ronaldo unveiled last year 'look perfect.' U.S. Women's Soccer legend Brandi Chastain was inducted into the San Francisco Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame Monday night, yet her dedicated plaque angered fans across the nation for one obvious reason: it looks nothing like her.
But Chastain is being a good sport about the bronze not-so-likeness that the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame dedicated to her. Brandi Chastain has won a World Cup and gold medals but her greatest achievement is smiling graciously next to this whackass plaque pic. Infamous Cristiano Ronaldo Sculptor Gets Another Try At The Soccer Star. I’m torn here because when the horrendous Cristiano Ronaldo statue was debuted I wanted them to leave it up for a few months/years just so the artist could feel the shame but I thought it should ultimately be taken down. I think I’m feeling the same way with this Brandi Chastain plaque.
Besides, Chastain knows she’s in good company when it comes to unflattering bronze likenesses. Portuguese soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo’s cockeyed bust was replaced at the Madeira airport this week. “Yes, we are both famous for that,” says Chastain. Still, she graciously added, “But it’s nice.” The internet was not as accepting of the plaque, which seems to have overthrown Cristiano Ronaldo's bronze statue as the worst of all time. Following the twitter roast of Chastain's plaque, Kevin O’Brien, President of the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame, decided that the plaque would be replaced.
Both Ronaldo and Ball’s bronze statues have since been replaced with much closer likenesses — and looks like Chastain will get her shot at redemption soon, too. “I’ve been in discussions with them, and they’re gracious. They obviously didn’t want this to happen,” she told Kimmel. Brandi Chastain, the soccer star whose pull-her-jersey-off goal celebration in the 1999 World Cup provided one of sport’s most iconic moments, is the latest, er, victim of sculptural farcicalism. She was inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame on Monday night, and her plaque has been universally judged to be even worse than the previous worst of this budding movement.
Ronaldo Bust Looks Nothing Like Ronaldo,. (now renamed Aeroporto Cristiano Ronaldo) for the unveiling of a bust that, well,. Sculpture is not an easy art form, and bronze can be an unforgiving medium. When the works are in public, they can attract criticism. Few thought the bar could be lowered after one artist’s interpretation of Cristiano Ronaldo last year prompted much amusement on social media – but a strong contender has emerged in California. On Monday one of America’s finest ever footballers, Brandi Chastain, was inducted into the Bay Area Hall of Fame.
Sculpting the faces of soccer superstars is difficult. I say this not because I’ve actually tried, but because so many other talented artists have failed miserably in the past. First there was the “YOOOU GUYSSSS” Cristiano Ronaldo bust. Now there’s this hideous Peter King-as-Brandi Chastain mashup at the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame. Brandi Chastain's New Bronze Hall of Fame Plaque Looks Nothing Like Her. posted by DB. So, we've established that the plaque doesn't look like Chastain at all, but then again there is Cristiano Ronaldo's bust that looks absolutely horrible. And then of course Twitter had to weigh in... The Show Presents The Full Show On Demand.
However, that sculpture is not the one now located at Cristiano Ronaldo International Airport. R.I.P. Sloth Ronaldo, I guess. May you find peace in that great art collection in the sky next to the Tom Brady courtroom sketch. Make sure you guys make room for the Brandi Chastain plaque. – – – – – – – Ben Rohrbach is a writer for. 'Brandi Chastain is one of the most beautiful athletes I've ever covered,' she tweeted. 'How this became her plaque is a freaking embarrassment for BASHOF. Makes Cristiano's look perfect.' (She's referencing Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, whose good looks have also proved weirdly difficult to translate into bronze.)
A widely mocked bronze bust of soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo was replaced with a new sculpture at Madeira Airport in Portugal on Friday.. BRANDI CHASTAIN INDUCTED INTO BAY AREA SPORTS HALL OF FAME WITH BUST OF A PLAQUE 'It's impossible to please the Greeks and the Trojans. Brandi Chastain is a soccer icon. Brandi Chastain is. NJME101 Mel Evans 30 of 44 Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo stands past a bust presented during a ceremony where Madeira's airport in Funchal is to be renamed after. Getty Images 37 of 44 A bronze statue of US pop icon Michael Jackson --which sunglasses were stolen last week.
Brandi Chastain's Hall Of Fame Plaque Looks Like Basically Anyone But Her : The Two-Way The bronze depiction of the U.S. soccer legend called to mind Jimmy Carter, Eleanor Roosevelt and Gary Busey. Brandi Chastain was inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame Monday night,. Cristiano Ronaldo has an airport named after him, but it was his odd-looking statue that attracted attention in Wednesday's ceremony honoring the Portugal star in his hometown. Fans of the late comedy icon were outraged by a bronze sculpture that was created to honor Ball in her hometown of Celoron,. Ronaldo’s bust — unveiled in 2017 at the renaming of Portugal’s Madeira International Airport to Aeroporto Cristiano Ronaldo. 5 of 11 Brandi Chastain 6 of 11 Cristiano.
And now, social media users around the world have fodder for a new round of incredulous comparisons, after U.S. soccer star Brandi Chastain was inducted in the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame on Monday with a plaque that looks even less like her than the Ronaldo bust looked like him. This plaque looks like a lot of people. It does not look like Brandi Chastain. Chastain was gracious in saying that some liberties might have been taken with her appearance. 'It's not the most flattering,' she said at the reception,via the Mercury News. 'But it's nice.' Immortalizing someone in bronze is tough, and no one is denying that.
When Cristiano Ronaldo’s infamously horrific bronze statue was unleashed upon the world last year, we thought we had seen it all, Hell included. But clearly we weren’t ready for this latest bust-up. On Monday evening, US soccer great Brandi Chastain (pictured above) was inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in San Francisco. Maybe it would make Chastain feel a little bit better to know this kind of thing has happened before. Calling to order the roll call of busts and plaques gone wrong: Believe it or not, it happened three times to Portuguese soccer legend Cristiano Ronaldo. No. 1 was commissioned by Nike, the sponsor of the Portugal national team. Swoosh! Strike one.
Cristiano Ronaldo's New Bronze Bust Is Turning Heads : The Two-Way At the dedication of an airport named for the soccer legend, officials unveiled another honor: a bust of his head. A bronze plaque honoring soccer star Brandi Chastain got a red card Tuesday after a social media outcry over its unflattering portrayal of the athlete. The Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in San Francisco said Tuesday it will redo the plaque, which was unveiled a day earlier and quickly panned by the public.
Art is hard. Carving the likeness of a famous person into bronze must be extremely difficult. That being said, here’s a shot of retired soccer star Brandi Chastain as many of us remember her, famously celebrating her game-winning shootout kick for the U.S. in the 1999 women’s World Cup final against China. Remember Christiano Ronaldo's disastrous bronze bust from last year? Brandi Chastain's Bay Area Hall of Fame plaque is so much worse. Chastain made a brave face when confronted with the plaque at a ceremony in California. There has been a dodgy Cristiano Ronaldo and a dreadful Diego Maradona. But the plaque for United States legend Brandi Chastain may well be the worst yet. Chastain is an icon of the US women's team.
Soccer champion Brandi Chastain is being inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame. But as Jackie Ward tells us, the bronze likeness they made of her, doesn't look like her at all. Brandi Chastain is one of the most beautiful. Other Twitter users said it made the statue of soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo look “perfect” by comparison. This sculpture of Cristiano Ronaldo is a great representation of how you look. Other infamous “botched” bronzes include a statue of Lucille Ball which was mounted. And soccer fans thought the Cristiano Ronaldo statue was bad... Soccer star Brandi Chastain, a World Cup champion and Olympic gold medalist, was inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame on Monday night in San Francisco. But when her Hall of Fame plaque was unveiled, the likeness looked nothing like Chastain.