Another day, another act in the hilarious drama that is America-hating athlete Brittney Griner’s attempts to get out of serving time in Russia for smuggling hashish oil in with her.
Now her efforts to get out of having to spend up to ten years rotting in a Russian prison have been stepped up to the next level, with her agent, , imploring President Biden for help on Twitter and describing the drug-smuggling Griner as a “political pawn”, saying:
Today’s hearing was administrative in nature and not on the merits. That said, the fact remains that the U.S. Government has determined that Brittney Griner is wrongfully detained and being used as a political pawn. [1/2]
The negotiation for her immediate release regardless of the legal proceedings should remain a top priority and we expect @POTUS and @VP to do everything in their power, right now, to get a deal done to bring her home. [2/2]
Commenting on that post, one account made the obvious note that America and Americans probably shouldn’t be all that worried with an America-hating athlete being locked up abroad, as she’s professed her disdain for her homeland in her past and thus doesn’t really deserve its help or exertions. Making that point, the account said:
Look I don’t know why everyone is crying over this let’s remember that she doesn’t like America she kneeled down on America so don’t cry for her she’s getting what she deserved maybe if she makes it back to the US in 20 years maybe she’ll kiss the feet of the next president
As a reminder, Griner, during the 2020 WNBA season, declared that she didn’t think the National Anthem had a place in WNBA games, saying “I honestly feel we should not play the national anthem during our season. I think we should take that much of a stand.”
Adding why she doesn’t like the anthem, Griner said “I personally don’t think it belongs in sports. … Black people didn’t have rights at that point.”
During that same season she pledged to not come out on the court for the anthem, saying:
“I’m going to protest regardless. I’m not going to be out there for the national anthem. If the league continues to want to play it, that’s fine. It will be all season long, I’ll not be out there. I feel like more are going to probably do the same thing. I can only speak for myself.”
And now, after she’s spent so much time expressing her disdain for America, she and her agent are begging for her help in prying her out of the grip of the Russian Federation, which seems intent on prosecuting the drug crime it caught her committing.
Griner’s trial is set for July 1st, with a court ordering that she be locked up for the duration of the trial. She faces up to 10 years in prison for the drug offense, with Russia so far showing little indication that it will back down and release her rather than just locking her up.