Social media, athletes react to Jenner … and it’s not all positive

U.S. soccer star Abby Wambach (left) was certainly supportive of Caitlyn Jenner on Wednesday night. Many others were, as well ... but many others were not.

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Before she even took the stage to accept the Arthur Ashe Courage Award on Wednesday night, Caitlyn Jenner was the talk of the ESPYs.

When she finally accepted her award and gave her speech, advocating for acceptance and tolerance while expressing her desire to shine the spotlight brighter on transgender rights, she received a standing ovation.

At the ESPYs, several athletes in attendance expressed their admiration for Jenner, the Olympic champion and reality TV star formerly known as Bruce Jenner before undergoing a transition earlier this year.

"She’s really brave to have the courage to get through a lot of those things," 14-year-old Little League star Mo’ne Davis, who won Best Breakthrough Athlete, told The Associated Press. "I know a lot of people give her a hard time about it but just for her family to give her that support is amazing."

Not surprisingly, by the time Jenner was done speaking and off the Microsoft Theater stage in Los Angeles, social media was on fire.

Most of the tweets were certainly positive, coming from celebs, family and strangers.

But not everyone was singing Jenner’s — or ESPN’s — praises.

This is what former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield told The AP from the ESPYs: "I just know that’s Bruce Jenner and I’ll leave it at that."

As for social media …

And the Twitter war was on.

But despite the emotions and hostilities over Jenner and her cause, there is always room for facetiousness.