A Texas A&M Aggies women’s basketball assistant coach strikes back after being slammed for wearing pink leather pants and heels to a game. The woman, Sydney Carter said, “I am unapologetically myself every day, I would care little if anyone thinks I being extra.” “I’m not gonna turn myself down because somebody else is offended or menaced by the fact that I embrace myself.
The 31-year old woman believes that race acts as the major factor behind her c-riticism.
‘People couldn’t accept that a woman is in power and I think they are uncomfortable seeing me on the court’ she told Yahoo. When you see a confident woman who embraces herself, I think it’s very menacing. The uproar began when Carter shared her pictures from the game held on Feb 6 against Kentucky Wildcats. She was spotted with pink leather pants with a white turtle neck top, stilettos, and a br-east can-cer awareness pin on her.
Some fans immediately started questioning her outfit, most of them asked if the outfit was suitable for the court. Beside the photo of Carter’s look a social media user, Wayne walker wrote, “ls the outfit suitable for a basketball coach?’ Another person added, “I don’t feel she is actually coaching basketball. It seems like club gear and you want to be taken seriously. One fan called the outfit ‘inappropriate period’ and stated she should get fine/ticket whatever.’ @PiEzEyTheOne asked, “Why would you dress in pants that tight to coach?”
While some others were concerned about the basketball courts, expressing that her heels would da-mage the basketball courts. Despite the slamming, some people supported Carted and states that she has the freedom to wear what she prefers. “I just know why everyone didn’t come for Sydney Carter for looking good on the sidelines coaching.” Tweeted @NuthinButNetteZ ‘I just know why everyone isn’t! Not during bl-ack history month!’
An ESPN reporter Terrika Foster-Brasby tweeted, “Sydney carter is a legend at Texas A&M University and she is doing her job as a coach. And, the last thing people had to worry is her clothes – that is wonderful by the way. Another tweet reads, “Why a woman outfit on the court is anyone’s concern. She rocks in her outfit and I think it would be fair if we do raise the same question about the male counterparts in general”
‘ I love this, it portrays her player’s staff and they maintain their femininity and still be hoppers.’ Wrote a social media user. Later her team posted pictures of her walking with a white leather skirt and white heels along with the players in tow on Instagram, it was captioned as. “let them talk. We got your back.” Carten often posts her every outfit and said that throughout her career her outfits, looks, and abilities were discussed again and again.
She has been a Texas A&M player for a long time and since 2020 she has turned WNBA basketballer and has worked professionally with the institution. Carter has played for the Aggies between 2008 and 2012, she was the team captain three times. According to the Texas A&M website, she ranks 10th of all-time in st-eals(206) and 18th in points(1,176).she was also played for four years in Chicago after being selected 27th in the overall WNBA draft to the Chicago sky.
She has played for nearly 7 subsequent years in various countries such as Latvia and Israel internationally. And in 2016 she won an Eastern European League Championship along with the pride of becoming a three-time Latvian/Estonian Champion. She said unlike Basketball, it’s not possible for women to win over public opinion completely.
She said, “you often hear people grumbling about women playing basketball because there are many that look manly, or that don’t play like guys or they play like a guy.” She also states that women can never satisfy anybody in every aspect of life. Being a woman is hard enough. It’s hard enough that we are considered we can’t do the same that a male can do and we are not paid the same in a male-dominant society.
Although she is familiar with these sorts of reactions, she said, “ I’m not trying to ‘set a trend’ or ‘kick down any barriers ‘ with the group. She further added that positive comments that she received on last Sunday’s fashion choice creates a warm and fuzzy feeling and made her heart smile.
Beyond everything, she wants to be a positive influence on the women she coaches and feels her outfit disputation as served as a lesson. “I think most of the college students struggle with being confident and embracing their true self because they are worried about what the world would say. And I believe I’m a living example of who cares what they say.”