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ESPN: Chennedy Carter Foul on Caitlin Clark Upgraded to Flagrant 1 After WNBA Overview

Joseph Zucker @@JosephZucker Featured Columnist IV June 2, 2024 Brian Spurlock/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images The WNBA retroactively assessed Chicago Sky guard Chennedy Carter a flagrant 1 foul for her contact on the Indiana Fever’s Caitlin Clark in Sunday’s 71-70 loss, according to ESPN’s Alexa Philippou. Carter was originally whistled only for a foul away

ESPN: Chennedy Carter Foul on Caitlin Clark Upgraded to Flagrant 1 After WNBA Overview

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerX.com LogoFeatured Columnist IVJune 2, 2024

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JUNE 01: Chicago Sky guard Chennedy Carter (7) is whistled for a flagrant foul for knocking Indiana Fever guard Caitlin Clark (22) to the ground on June 1, 2024, at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Brian Spurlock/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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The WNBA retroactively assessed Chicago Sky guard Chennedy Carter a flagrant 1 foul for her contact on the Indiana Fever’s Caitlin Clark in Sunday’s 71-70 loss, in keeping with ESPN’s Alexa Philippou.

Carter was initially whistled just for a foul away from the ball when she delivered a hip examine to Clark within the waning seconds of the third quarter.

Upgrading Carter’s foul to a flagrant 1 is vital as a result of gamers within the WNBA, like with the NBA, accumulate foul factors over the course of the season that can lead to a suspension.

Carter declined to handle the play after the sport, telling reporters she would not reply any questions associated to Clark. It seemed from the tv broadcast the 2 had exchanged trash speak throughout the contest.

The foul overshadowed an entertaining matchup that includes first-year stars Clark and Chicago Sky ahead Angel Reese. Sky guard Marina Mabrey had a possibility to tie the rating within the remaining seconds however missed the primary of her two free throws.

Carter’s foul performed in to what have been two narratives early into the 2024 WNBA season.

A section of followers stay satisfied that some veteran players “hate” Clark and are jealous of her reputation. The reality is, there’s clearly a goal on Clark’s again, but it surely’s no totally different than another notable rookie who enters the professionals. It isn’t incumbent upon extra skilled stars to roll out the crimson carpet for his or her youthful friends once they’re on opposing groups.

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bomani @bomani_jones

i hate to single josh out, since this argument is so prevalent, however that is ridiculous. they’re opponents, not shareholders. https://t.co/LZIqQEpyE3

There’s additionally a perception amongst some the WNBA is not doing sufficient to guard Clark, and her personal workforce helps to guide that cost. Head coach Christie Sides and common supervisor Lin Dunn each went on social media Saturday to name for motion:

Christie Sides @ChristieSides

That is unacceptable @wnba
When will the constant complaints be heard?!? One thing needs to be carried out! https://t.co/QVf1vHA5l4

Chalk Discuss @LD_ChalkTalk

There is a distinction between powerful protection and pointless— focusing on actions! It must cease! The league must ” cleanup” the crap! That is NOT who this league is!! https://t.co/jI0xgTPfrC

Carter’s foul on Clark warranted flagrant standing by the letter of the legislation as a result of the contact was completely pointless to the play. However the response it has generated is much excessive relative to what occurred.

And quite than singling out Clark because the sufferer of unhealthy officiating, this might be a superb alternative to take a look at the usual of refereeing throughout the WNBA as a complete. The Athletic’s Ben Pickman reported final October how gamers and folks contained in the league did not assume the officiating was adequate.

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To wit, if the Fever do not just like the job the refs are doing, they’re going to have to get in line.

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