Caitlin Clark Says Angel Reese Shouldn’t Be Criticized For Cena Taunt
Angel Reese has an unlikely ally … Iowa star Catlin Clark is coming to the defense of the newly crowned NCAA champ, straight up saying “I don’t think there should be any criticism for what she did.”
Of course, 21-year-old Clark found herself at the center of the biggest sports story in the country on Monday, after 20-year-old Reese threw up John Cena’s famed “You Can’t See Me” celly right in CC’s face during the waning seconds of Sunday’s women’s national championship game.
ANGEL REESE TO CAITLIN CLARK 😳 pic.twitter.com/2NY0CEzwJ3
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 2, 2023
Reese was instantly attacked online, with many people calling her actions unsportsmanlike. Defenders of Angel pointed to Caitlin’s use of the Cena celebration during the very same NCAA tourney. Clark’s defenders pointed out she didn’t do it in her opponent’s face. And, the debate raged on.
But, now Clark is weighing in … and hopefully putting an end to the debate — was Angel right or wrong.
“I think the biggest thing is we’re all competitive. We all show our emotions in a different way. Angel is a tremendous, tremendous player. I have nothing but respect for her. I love her game, the way she rebounds the ball, scores the ball is absolutely incredible. I’m a big fan of her and even the entire LSU team,” Clark said during an interview with ESPN.
“Like I said, they played an amazing game so I don’t think there should be any criticism for what she did. I honestly didn’t see it when the game was going on and like I said, I haven’t been on social media really at all.”
FYI, despite the criticism (there was also a bunch of support), after the game, Reese made it clear she wasn’t going to apologize.
Caitlin also addressed Jill Biden‘s recent comments, where she remarked she’d tell her husband, President Joe Biden to invite the losing Iowa team because “they played such a good game.”
Caitlin Clark shares on OTL that she doesn’t want to go to the White House despite Jill Biden’s stated interest in hosting her and the Iowa team.
“I don’t think runner-ups usually go to the White House. I think LSU should you know enjoy that moment for them” pic.twitter.com/3SDePqXUll
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) April 4, 2023
FLOTUS was destroyed for the comment … as it’s customary for the winner of a championship, never the loser, to head to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave for some face time with the prez.
“I don’t think runner-ups usually go to the White House. I think LSU should, you know, enjoy that moment for them.”
So, debate settled??? Probably not.