Boston Celtics support Brittney Griner detained in Russia
On February 17, Brittney Griner, star of the WNBA and the selection of the United States (double Olympic champion and double world champion), was arrested at Moscow airport (she plays in Russia when the WNBA season is completed) and charged with possession of narcotics. She has since been detained and faces 10 years in prison. According to the US State Department, Griner is unjustly imprisoned.
On Saturday, players from the Boston Celtics, who are currently playing in the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors, called on the White House to make every effort possible to secure the release of Brittney Griner.
“Show our support for our sister”
In training, before playing Game 2 of the final on Sunday, the Celtics players wore a T-shirt with the message « We are BG » (« We are BG ») on the front, in reference to the initials of the American player and, on the back, the reproduction of a QR Code which refers to a petition addressed to the White House for the release of Griner.
» The jerseys were very important, not only to show our support for our sister […]but also to show the unity and love we have across the NBA and WNBAsaid Grant Williams, the strong end of Boston. We hope to bring back (Brittney Griner) in the United States and allow her to reunite with her family, do what she loves and bring the love and tenacity with which she always plays on the field. »