'Love what she said': Paige Spiranac lauded as she supports Caitlin Clark amid criticism from fellow athletes

'Love what she said': Paige Spiranac lauded as she supports Caitlin Clark amid criticism from fellow athletes
Paige Spiranac came in support of Caitlin Clark (@paige.renee, @caitlinclark22/Instagram)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Paige Spiranac, a former golfer turned influencer, expressed her disappointment at the criticism directed towards Caitlin Clark from fellow women players and veterans. While disheartened by this negativity, she admitted that she wasn't surprised by it, as per Fox News.

On Sunday night, April 7, the outspoken personality shared her thoughts on her X account. The golf influencer addressed the recent discussions surrounding the Iowa superstar, whose Hawkeyes suffered a defeat against the South Carolina Gamecocks in Sunday's national championship game, with a score of 87-75. This match also signified the end of Caitlin Clark's collegiate career.

What did Paige Spiranac say? 

The golf coach renowned for her captivating videos expressed her thoughts on her X account, stating: "The hate towards Caitlin Clark from current and former players is disappointing but not surprising. Women can be absolutely vicious to other women while also preaching empowering the next generation. I’ve seen it first hand but we must remember a rising tide lifts all boats.”

Spiranac has nearly one million followers on her X account.



 

Moreover, Spiranac has often addressed the criticism she has faced from LPGA players while sharing her journey from aspiring professional to full-time influencer.

Over the span of a few months, Clark faced criticism from WNBA luminaries such as Diana Taurasi and Sheryl Swoopes, Hall of Famer Lynette Woodard, and former UConn standout Breanna Stewart as she pursued the all-time scoring record and a shot at the national championship.

Caitlin Clark has a height of 6 ft (183 cm) (@caitlinclark22/Instagram)
Caitlin Clark received criticism from WNBA players (@caitlinclark22/Instagram)

.On the contrary, Clark is anticipated to be the No. 1 pick in the upcoming April 15 draft, a position currently held by the Indiana Fever. Last year, the team secured Aliyah Boston as the top pick from South Carolina.

Internet reacts to Paige Spiranac's support for Caitlin Clark 

Several social media users lauded Spiranac for taking a stand for Clark amid all the criticism she received. 

A Facebook user wrote, "I love what she said. Why can't people just be kind and encouraging? Is the negativity towards Caitlin really necessary? It doesn't help her at all, so please stop." 

Another user wrote, "Thank you Caitlin for being a great women athlete. Ignore all the negativity! Keep on going." A user wrote, "I love this. "A rising tide lifts all boats." 

Another user wrote, "Thankyou Paige, Anyone that could possibly criticize this amazing athlete, leader and class act are those that are jealous and haters. They are not worth the paper their comments are written on. Everyone can see right through any negative comments." 

A user said, "So true ... I've never been so proud yet so disappointed in some women's comments." A user wrote, "Talent should appreciate other talent! This is what allows athletes to keep improving…someone is always coming to push the limits!!"

A user wrote, "Very well said Paige." Another said, "She's got haters that's for sure but as I always say that just means she's doing it right."

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