Wings ahead Satou Sabally known as the Lynx fan base “disgusting” Tuesday evening after Dallas’ 91-86 loss at Goal Middle in Minneapolis, when three followers had been reportedly ejected by area officers after yelling at Sabally on court docket.
“Disgusting fan base in Minny,” Sabally posted on social media. “The Schadenfreude to see somebody get harm cannot be a WNBA tradition. Horrible phrases from the sidelines all recreation lengthy.”
A number of followers had yelled at Sabally after she drew a technical foul with 2 minutes, 31 seconds left within the recreation by pushing Lynx ahead Bridget Carleton after Carleton had fouled her.
Then with 25.1 seconds left, Sabally turned her ankle when she got here down on Carleton’s foot. Carleton was ejected for her second flagrant foul. Whereas Sabally was being attended to on court docket, she mentioned some followers had yelled that they had been glad she was harm.
In line with the Minneapolis Star Tribune, three Lynx followers had been ejected in the course of the overview of Carleton’s flagrant foul.
After making three free throws, Sabally blew a kiss to the gang, which prompted some extra yelling from followers.
Sabally completed with a team-high 22 factors within the loss, whereas Napheesa Collier led Minnesota with 29 factors.
Each Collier and Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve mentioned the conduct of followers yelling at Sabally was uncalled for.
“There isn’t any place for that. I used to be disenchanted,” Reeve mentioned. “I apologized. Our followers are passionate, [but] you simply cannot cross the road of celebrating somebody’s damage. We would not need that. We apologize that that occurred to Satou.”
Mentioned Collier: “After all, it will get aggressive and tensions are working excessive after we’re on the court docket, however we by no means wish to see somebody getting harm. Celebrating that’s tremendous inappropriate and never one thing that represents us as a workforce or as gamers. I did assume that fan deserved to get kicked out as a result of I do not need that to symbolize who we’re as Lynx. A number of our followers, most of our followers, aren’t like that. We do not need that to tarnish who we’re.”
The Wings (18-15) and Lynx (16-17) meet once more Thursday, this time at Dallas’ Faculty Park Middle.