09/21/2015 05:01 EDT | Updated 09/21/2016 05:12 EDT

Christy Clark Slammed For Sassing Seattle Sounders Soccer Team As 'Princesses'

"This does not set a great example to young people," said one response.

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VICTORIA — British Columbia Premier Christy Clark's unabashed support for the Vancouver Whitecaps soccer club is drawing heated debate on social media over her comments directed at the team's rival, the Seattle Sounders.

Clark is a Whitecaps season ticket holder and at a game against Seattle on Saturday she made comments on social media about the Seattle team that some say amounts to trash talk that a premier should avoid.

She referred to the Sounders on her Twitter account as the Seattle Princesses in a reference to what she called the numerous miraculous injury recoveries by players who were fouled by the Whitecaps squad.

Critics immediately rebuked the premier, saying she was setting a poor leadership example by calling Seattle team members princesses.

Clark was not immediately available to comment on her soccer tweet.

The first-place Whitecaps lost to Sounders 3-0 in the game.

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