With the LSU Women’s basketball team winning the school’s first-ever basketball championship Sunday, it’s no surprise that they were the talk of Twitter. However, the talk had more to do with Angel Reese taunting Caitlin Clark at the end of the game.
Reese, who was named the NCAA tournament’s Most Outstanding Player, played a crucial role in LSU winning the program’s first-ever national title.
Social media may have been outraged by her smack talk, but one player was loving it as he sent out a strong message.
New York Jets star cornerback Sauce Gardner took to Twitter and advocated for women to be able to trash talk without so much discourse. Gardner pointed out a perceived double standard facing female athletes.
“Can female athletes not trash talk??? We do it in the NFL/NBA week in & week out. They are passionate & competitive just like us.. They deserve respect,” Gardner wrote.
During the waning moments of Sunday’s championship matchup, Reese could be seen gesturing towards Clark, doing the John Cena “you can’t see me” hand motion, as well as pointing to her ring finger. Reese was essentially mimicking Iowa guard Caitlin Clark’s “you can’t see me” gesture, which Clark originally aimed at Louisville’s Hailey Van Lith during their Elite Eight matchup. Reese stated she was also taking up for South Carolina as well as Clark made a gesture toward a player in a disrespectful way as well.
The Tigers defeated the Hawkeyes 102-85, setting a record for the most points scored in an NCAA tournament title game.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.