Gary Busey isn’t an unattractive guy, but when a plaque is unveiled in your honour, the last thing you want is to see Busey’s face staring back at you.
The Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame (BASHOF) took some heat late last month when they presented retired U.S. soccer champ Brandi Chastain with a plaque.
The main trouble is that the plaque looks more like it’s dedicated to the Lethal Weapon actor.
See for yourselves…
I'm convinced they used Gary Busey as the model for Brandi Chastain's plaque: pic.twitter.com/b899je3Aym
— Alex Gelhar (@AlexGelhar) May 22, 2018
Yeah, that’s a bit embarrassing.
For reference, here is what Brandi Chastain looked like when she graciously stood next to the monstrosity. She really perfected that gritted-teeth smile, didn’t she?
Unfortunately, as the BASHOF presentation is such a big deal, word got out about the plaque and social media went into overdrive with some of the funniest responses I’ve ever seen… to a Gary Busey lookalike plaque anyway.
Congrats to Gary Busey for this incredible honor https://t.co/v1aRzzNnS0
— Ryan Catanese (@rcatanese) May 22, 2018
We lost Brandi Chastain to the wonderful and weird world of memorial art. Is it an exact replica..not exactly, BUT it is memorable. They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, unfortunately some people have eye issues #shelookslikeBabeRuth #myopic #distortedvision pic.twitter.com/pNcyN4UZmN
— rhian wilkinson (@rhirhi8) May 29, 2018
— ClickHole (@ClickHole) May 23, 2018
Oh, and some people didn’t get the Gary Busey resemblance and went a whole different route. Brace yourselves, people.
I feel your pain, Brandi Chastain. pic.twitter.com/WTQyPEzZPJ
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) May 22, 2018
— Billy Baldwin (@BillyBaldwin) May 23, 2018
— Joe U. (@JoeU86) May 23, 2018
I don't know about Brandi Chastain, but they nailed Mickey Rooney. pic.twitter.com/wfSb7irMbx
— Jason Davis, The ⚽📻 Maker (@davisjsn) May 22, 2018
— thehoch (@hochalicious) May 22, 2018
Brandi is a good sport though. When asked about the plaque, the soccer player said, “It’s not the most flattering. But it’s nice.”
According to Sports Illustrated, the Hall of Fame President Kevin O’Brien offered to get another plaque made in place of the Gary Busey model and Chastain has agreed on a new one… phew!