Caitlin Clark’s run-in with fans ignites internet speculation, did she fake getting hit?

The Iowa Basketball star scored 45 points in the loss to Ohio State

Caitlin Clark's floor collision with a fan continues to spark...

In the aftermath of the thrilling game between Iowa and Ohio State in Women’s College Basketball, a heated debate has sparked online surrounding a court invasion incident involving Iowa’s star player, Caitlin Clark.

Following Ohio State’s upset win, fans rushed the court, leading to a collision between Clark and an unnamed supporter.

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New video angle of Clark’s collision sparks controversy

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The incident, captured from multiple camera angles, has sparked a flurry of reactions online.

While many rushed to Clark’s defense, others raised eyebrows, questioning the authenticity of her reaction.

Fox Sports radio host George Wrighster expressed skepticism, stating, “I am a fan of Caitlin Clarke [sic] but this is a clear flop and fake.”

Clark’s dramatic fall and subsequent flailing arms have become a focal point of discussion.

Some suggest she may have played a role in the collision, while others argue the fan, seemingly distracted by recording a video on her phone, should not have been on the court in the first place.

The debate reached new heights, with some online observers analyzing individual frames of the incident.

The Athletic’s Chris Vannini noted, “Zapruder conspiracies around the Caitlin Clark collision are another sign of women’s basketball getting even more mainstream.”

Clark, undeterred by the collision, explained after the game, “Yeah, I’m OK, I think. Knocked the wind out of me, but luckily my teammates picked me up and got me off the court.”
New video of Caitlin Clark collision sparks online conspiracy theories

Authorities issue statement on player security

Following the game, Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith and coach Kevin McGuff issued apologies to Clark, acknowledging the security lapse.

The Big Ten also addressed court-storming concerns, emphasizing the importance of the safety and security of everyone involved in the game.

“The safety and security of student-athletes, coaches and staff is of upmost importance. The Big Ten requires host institutions to provide adequate security for visiting teams from their arrival for a game through their departure,” the statement said.

As the online discourse continues, opinions remain divided on whether Clark’s reaction was genuine or exaggerated.

The collision, now a topic of controversy, adds an unexpected layer to the already intense college basketball season.

The Hawkeyes, with Clark at the forefront, prepare to host the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Saturday at 2 p.m. ET undoubtedly carrying the aftermath of the court invasion incident into their upcoming matchup.