Women’s National Championship Game Ignites Race War on Twitter

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DALLAS, TEXAS - APRIL 02: Angel Reese #10 of the LSU Lady Tigers reacts towards Caitlin Clark #22 of the Iowa Hawkeyes during the fourth quarter during the 2023 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament championship game at American Airlines Center on April 02, 2023 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Only in America will the Women’s Basketball National Championship game ignite a race war on a social media app owned by a South African billionaire. 

It all started when Iowa Gaurd Caitlin Clarke dropped 41 against Louisville in the Elite 8. In the game, she pulled out the John Cena “You Can’t See Me” celebration. 

In the championship game versus LSU, Clarke dropped 30 points but still came up short against Angel Reese and LSU. Angel Reese on the other hand took Clarke’s taunting against South Carolina personally and hit Caitlin with some of her own medicine. If you weren’t under a rock for the last 24 hours, you have probably seen this video. 

The completely normal and understanding people on Twitter took this gesture exactly how you expected them to. Absolutely and utterly out of pocket. Immediately this became a race issue, of course, it did. Dave Portnoy started the Twitter drama with this tweet.

He was immediately crucified online being called a ‘proud boy” by Cubs Pitcher Marcus Stroman. 

As I said, this is just an average day on that hell hole of an app. My take on this is “the public has become soft.” We used to be a country where we don’t take shit from anybody, now we’re fighting race wars on Twitter. We used to storm beaches and defeat fascist governments, now we smoke flavored vapes and pay $15 for avocado toast. We have become an unserious country. The bright spot with this whole situation? What a day for women’s sports. Just a full day of free Twitter marketing. A scandal is exactly what they needed to grow the game because frankly, this is the most people have ever talked about women’s basketball. 

Also, major props to both ladies that were involved in this. Caitlin Clarke is a much better person than me, I would’ve swung if someone taunted me like that. On the other hand, Angel Reese Immediately after the game ended, posted a screenshot of her doing the celebration that had everyone in shambles. The world needs a villain and she embraced the role. Safe to say, I am excited for next years Womens March Madness. 

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