Player’s Gestures Create Controversy in March Madness Final

Nathanael "Nate" Coria Lopez, Podcaster

Controversy transpired as Louisiana State University player, Angel Reese, landed herself in hot water after taunting Iowa star, Caitlin Clark, during the fourth quarter of the final of Women’s March Madness. In the quarter, Reese approached Clark before doing a “you can’t see me” gesture and pointing to her ring finger. The gestures sparked much heated debate on social media, but Reese defended her gestures remarking that when Clark made similar gestures, there was no controversy.

“I don’t fit in a box that y’all want me to be in. I’m too hood. I’m too ghetto. But when other people do it, y’all say nothing. So this was for the girls that look like me, that’s going to speak up on what they believe in,” Reese said in the postgame conference after the final , “It’s unapologetically you.”

Reese has said that the reaction from social media has motivated her to perform her season’s numbers for her first season at LSU.

“Twitter can say what they want to say, I love reading those comments. I have all the screenshots of what everybody has said about me all season. What are you going to say now?” Reese stated.