Phoenix Mercury’s Brittney Griner allegedly harassed at Dallas Airport by conservative vlogger Alex Stein
WNBA Player Brittney Griner Allegedly Harassed by Controversial YouTuber at Dallas Airport
WNBA Player Brittney Griner was reportedly harassed by right-wing YouTuber Alex Stein at the Dallas Airport on June 10. Stein, who is known for interrupting local government meetings and calling out politicians, took to Twitter to tease a video of him confronting Griner at the airport. The video shows Stein shouting at Griner about boycotting America and accusing her of hating the country. It is unclear what exactly happened during the altercation.
Griner has been in the news before for her decision to stop standing for the national anthem at WNBA games in 2020. However, she began standing for the anthem after her return from captivity in Russia, where she spent almost ten months in prison after airport officials found cannabis-oil cartridges in her luggage in February 2022. She was released in a prisoner swap in December.
Following the alleged incident at the airport, the WNBA released a statement expressing support for Griner. “The safety of Brittney Griner and all WNBA players is our top priority,” the statement read. “Prior to the season, the WNBA worked together with the Phoenix Mercury and BG’s team to ensure her safety during her travel, which included chartered flights for WNBA games and assigned security personnel at all times.”
Griner’s teammate, Briana Turner, also spoke out on Twitter, stating that player safety while travelling should be a top priority and that excessive harassment is never acceptable.
Who is Brittney Griner?
Brittney Griner is a professional basketball player for the Phoenix Mercury of the WNBA. She is known for her dominant play and for breaking records in both college and professional basketball.
Who is Alex Stein?
Alex Stein is a controversial right-wing YouTuber who is known for interrupting local government meetings and for calling out politicians. He has been criticized for his views on a number of issues and for his aggressive tactics.
What happened during the altercation between Griner and Stein?
It is unclear what specifically happened during the altercation between Griner and Stein at the Dallas Airport. A video released by Stein shows him yelling at Griner about boycotting America and accusing her of hating the country.
What is the WNBA’s stance on the incident?
The WNBA has released a statement expressing support for Brittney Griner and stating that player safety is their top priority. They worked with Griner’s team to ensure her safety during travel, including providing chartered flights for WNBA games and assigned security personnel at all times.
Conservative vlogger Alex Stein accused of harassing Phoenix Mercury’s Brittney Griner at Dallas airport.
WNBA player Brittney Griner was allegedly subjected to harassment by controversial right-wing YouTuber Alex Stein at a Dallas airport. Stein, known for interrupting local government meetings and calling out politicians, posted a picture of himself with Griner on Twitter with the text “Calling out Brittney Griner,” and later teased a video of himself shouting at her about boycotting America. The incident prompted a statement of support from the WNBA, which said the safety of Griner and all WNBA players was its top priority and that chartered flights and security personnel were provided for her travel. The league condemned the actions of the “social media figure and provocateur” responsible for the harassment. Griner had previously stopped standing for the national anthem during WNBA games in 2020, but resumed standing after her release from captivity in Russia in December 2022.