‘BG IS COMING HOME’: Sports world reacts to news of Brittney Griner’s release
Brittney Griner is being released from Russian prison, President Joe Biden announced Thursday.
“BG IS COMING HOME” trended on Twitter almost immediately. The eight-time WNBA All-Star had overwhelming support on Twitter from her teammates, other athletes and fans who advocated for her release from the moment she was “wrongfully detained” according to the US government.
The WNBA and Mercury released statements welcoming Griner back.
Our sister Brittney is coming home 🧡 Brittney’s strength and courage have been remarkable, as have the efforts of her wife Cherelle, our @TheWNBPA sisters, Terri Jackson and the entire WNBPA staff. This would not have been possible without their relentless work to bring BG home. pic.twitter.com/x7QThIzVwq
— NBPA (@TheNBPA) December 8, 2022
Athletes across all sports weighed in on the news as well.
The best news to start our day with: finally, our sister BG is coming home!!
So grateful for all those who tirelessly worked to make this happen. Welcome home, Brittney!!!!
— Chiney Ogwumike (@chiney) December 8, 2022
This story will be updated.
Source: Yahoo Sports