You could not have designed a better finish to the Women’s 1999 World Cup! The United States and China had just battled to a scoreless draw after overtime and US goalkeeper Brianna Scurry just made a critical save which set the stage for Brandi Chastain to convert what would be the winning goal.
Chastain, a defender, was not known for her goal scoring abilities, but she did not hesitate in putting the winner into the back of net. Afterwards, she ran and fell to her knees, stripping off her shirt and revealing a black sports bra to the 90,000 plus crowd at the Rose Bowl, the largest audience to any women’s sporting event.
Many people thought the bra-baring incident to be tasteless and inappropriate. I assume these people don’t watch enough men’s professional soccer. These same people must have fainted at Janet Jackson’s breast-baring episode during the Super Bowl intermission!