Angel Reese’s Second Technical Foul Overturned After Ejection for Questionable Call

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    Angel Reese’s Second Technical Foul Rescinded: WNBA Reacts to Ejection Outrage

    Angel Reese’s night in Tuesday’s Chicago Sky vs. New York Liberty game took an unexpected turn when the rookie sensation was ejected for two quick technical fouls in the fourth quarter. Fans and even NBA star Lonzo Ball were outraged by the referee’s decision, calling the techs weak.

    Reese was thrown out of the game for waving her hand at the referee in annoyance after expressing her frustration with the first foul called against her. The second technical foul was given for what was deemed an insignificant gesture. Even her opponents, including the Liberty’s star player Sabrina Ionescu, were surprised by the referee’s decision.

    Watching from the sidelines, Lonzo Ball took to Twitter to criticize the referee and offered to pay Reese’s fine himself. The WNBA acted swiftly and overturned the second technical foul on Wednesday, acknowledging that ignoring the referee does not warrant a technical foul.

    Despite the rescinded technical foul and waived fine, the Sky had to play the remainder of the game without Reese. The incident has sparked a conversation about what constitutes a legitimate technical foul in the WNBA, with calls for clearer guidelines for referees.

    As Angel Reese continues to adjust to the pace and physicality of the WNBA in her rookie season, she is expected to improve as a scorer. With new faces like Caitlin Clark making waves in the league, the future looks bright for the WNBA as it continues to grow in popularity and success.