Texas A&M coach Sydney Carter apologizes for wearing pink leather pants to game

Texas A&M coach Sydney Carter apologizes for wearing pink leather pants to game

An assistant coach for the Texas A&M women’s basketball team hit back after she faced backlash for wearing pink leather pants and stilettos to a game.

“Every day I remain myself with no apologies, I don’t care if someone thinks that I am acting superfluous,” Sydney Carter said in response to her critics. “I’m not going to turn off the lights because someone else is offended or scared by the fact that I’m hugging myself.”

31-year-old assistant coach Eggis believes the main reason for the criticism is the race.

“I just think people don’t like it when a black woman is in power,” she told Yahoo. “When you see a black woman who is actually confident and hugs herself, I think it’s very scary.”

The furor began when Carter shared photos from a Feb. 6 game against the Kentucky Wildcats. She wore tight pink leather pants, a white turtleneck, sheer heels, and a pink breast cancer warning pin on her chest.

Texas A&M coach Sydney Carter defends her clothing choices after she was criticized for wearing pink leather pants to a game.

Texas A&M coach Sydney Carter defends her clothing choices after she was criticized for wearing pink leather pants to a game.

Texas A&M women's basketball team assistant coach Sydney Carter, pictured Sunday, is hitting back after facing backlash for wearing pink leather pants and stilettos to a game.

Texas A&M women’s basketball team assistant coach Sydney Carter, pictured Sunday, is hitting back after facing backlash for wearing pink leather pants and stilettos to a game.

The furor began when Carter shared photos of herself, like the one pictured, at a Feb. 6 game against the Kentucky Wildcats.

The furor began when Carter shared photos of herself, like the one pictured, at a Feb. 6 game against the Kentucky Wildcats.

Texas A&M coach Sydney Carter apologizes for wearing pink leather pants to game Texas A&M coach Sydney Carter apologizes for wearing pink leather pants to game Texas A&M coach Sydney Carter apologizes for wearing pink leather pants to game Texas A&M coach Sydney Carter apologizes for wearing pink leather pants to game Texas A&M coach Sydney Carter apologizes for wearing pink leather pants to game

Some fans were quick to ask if the outfit was appropriate for the trial.

“Is this suit suitable for a basketball coach?” Wayne Walker posted on Facebook along with pictures of Carter’s image.

“I don’t feel at all that she is coaching basketball. It looks like a club outfit and you want to be taken seriously,” another person remarked.

One fan called the exit “not the right time”, saying that “she should get fined/penalized anyway”.

“Why would you train in those tight pants?” asked @PiEzEyTheOne.

Others have raised concerns that stilettos could damage wooden basketball courts.

But some have supported Carter and her freedom to wear what she chooses and called her critics sexist.

“I just know you all won’t come to Sidney Carter for looking SO FUCKING GOOD in backroom practice,” @NuthinButNetteZ tweeted, “I JUST KNOW YOU DON’T! NOT DURING BLACK HISTORY MONTH!”

“Sydney Carter is a TAMU legend and she’s doing her job as a coach,” ESPN reporter Terrika Foster-Brasby tweeted. “The last thing people have to worry about is her outfit, which by the way looks AMAZING.”

“Why does no one care about female seizures on the court,” read another tweet. “She looks amazing in her outfit. Maybe we should start asking the same questions about male counterparts across the board.”

“I love it,” a Facebook user wrote. “It shows her players, staff, etc. that they can still be jumpers and keep their femininity.”

Carter (pictured right) said she always shares her game outfits on social media.

Carter (pictured right) said she always shares her game outfits on social media.

On Instagram, her team even posted photos of Carter entering the court in a white leather skirt and matching white heels with the players in tow, with the caption

On Instagram, her team even posted photos of Carter entering the court in a white leather skirt and matching white heels with the players in tow, with the caption “Let them talk.” We got your back

Texas A&M coach Sydney Carter apologizes for wearing pink leather pants to game

On Instagram, her team even posted photos of Carter entering the court in a white leather skirt and matching white heels with the players in tow, with the caption “Let them talk.” We will support you.

Carter, who said she “literally posts every outfit,” said her looks, outfits, and abilities have been discussed ad nauseam throughout her career.

The longtime Texas A&M turned WNBA basketball player has been working professionally with his alma mater since 2020.

Carter played for the Aggies from 2008 to 2012 and was a three-time team captain. According to the Texas A&M website, she ranks 10th all-time in steals (206) and 18th in points (1,176). She was selected 27th overall in the WNBA draft at the Chicago Sky, where she played for four years.

For seven years after that, she played for countries such as Latvia and Israel at the international level, becoming a three-time Latvian and Estonian champion and winning the Eastern European Championship in 2016.

Unlike basketball, she said that a woman can never fully win public opinion.

“You’ve heard so many times that people don’t want to watch women play basketball because too many men look masculine, or they play like men, or they don’t play like men enough,” she said.

“Women can never satisfy anyone in any aspect of life. Just as a woman, it’s hard enough. It’s hard enough that we’re not being paid the same or that people think we can’t do some of the same things or whatever as well as men in a male-dominated industry.”

Carter pictured played for the Aggie from 2008 to 2012 and was a three-time team captain.  She was selected 27th overall in the WNBA draft at the Chicago Sky, where she played for four years.  For seven years after that, she played for countries such as Latvia and Israel at the international level, becoming a three-time Latvian and Estonian champion and winning the Eastern European Championship in 2016.

Carter pictured played for the Aggie from 2008 to 2012 and was a three-time team captain. She was selected 27th overall in the WNBA draft at the Chicago Sky, where she played for four years. For seven years after that, she played for countries such as Latvia and Israel at the international level, becoming a three-time Latvian and Estonian champion and winning the Eastern European Championship in 2016.

Carter said that a woman cannot completely win public opinion.

Carter said that a woman cannot completely win public opinion. “You’ve heard so many times that people don’t want to watch women play basketball because too many men look masculine, or they play like men, or they don’t play like men enough.”

Carter said she

Carter said she “won’t turn around [her] turn off the lights because someone else is offended or frightened by the fact that [she] hugs himself

While she said she was used to this kind of reaction to her outfit, she said she didn’t try to “break down any barriers” or “set the fashion” with the ensemble.

She added that the positive feedback she received about her choice of clothes last Sunday made her “heart smile.”

Above all, Carter wants to be a positive influence on the women she coaches and believes the leather pants controversy ultimately served as a lesson.

“I think a lot of college students these days are struggling to be confident and accept themselves for who they really are because they are afraid of what the world will say. And I hope I’m a living example of someone who cares what they say.”

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