Angel Reese’s Flagrant Foul on Caitlin Clark Has Fans Begging for People to Act Normal

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The Indiana Fever’s matchup against the Chicago Sky on Sunday was bound for drama, one way or another.

In the third quarter, Sky’s Angel Reese fouled Fever’s Caitlin Clark while Clark was driving to the basket. Reese’s foul was upgraded to a Flagrant 1 after official review.

In the slow-motion replay, Reese appeared to hit Clark’s head from behind as Clark was leaping for the lay-up. It looked like a standard flagrant foul with no additional malice or bad intentions; however, many fans on social media may beg to differ. 

In the wake of what can feel like incessant controversy surrounding Clark and the WNBA, Reese’s flagrant foul has prompted more level-headed sorts on social media to plead for people to act normal. Reese’s flagrant foul on Clark was just that—nothing more.

Take a look at some of the social media responses to the foul.

After the game, Fever coach Christie Sides commented on Reese’s flagrant foul.

“The right call was made in that moment,” Sides said. “Just make the right call in those moments and we can move forward. When we don’t make the right call in those moments, that’s when there’s a problem.”

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Kristen Wong


Kristen Wong is a staff writer on the Breaking and Trending News team at Sports Illustrated. She has been a sports journalist since 2020. Before joining SI in November 2023, Wong covered four NFL teams as an associate editor with the FanSided NFL Network and worked as a staff writer for the brand’s flagship site. Outside of work, she has dreams of running her own sporty dive bar.