Phoenix Mercury player Brittney Griner spoke to the media as the WNBA prepares to kick off its 2023 season, and at one point in the discussion insisted that it is a “crime” to prevent biological men who claim to be transgender women from playing against natural-born women.
Griner, who is more famous for having been arrested and imprisoned in Russia on drug charges than playing basketball, was asked about the various states that have begun moving to outlaw men playing sports as women.
“There are number of states that are moving to aggressively prevent transgender athletes playing. Where is that going to rank on your radar when it comes to advocating for transgender athletes being able to play?” the reporter asked Griner.
Griner has been very open for her support of the radical gay agenda, and it appears she is also all-in for transgenderism.
“That ranks high on the list of things I’ll be fighting for and speaking up against,” the ex-convict said. “Everyone deserves the right to play. Everyone deserves the right to come here and sit in these seats and feel safe and not feel that there’s a threat and that they can’t be who they are.”
But she went on with a more pointed accusation.
“Honestly I think it’s a crime to separate someone for any reason against that legislation is trying to be passed,” she exclaimed.
Brittney Griner claims it’s a “crime” to stop biological males from being able to compete against women in sports. pic.twitter.com/CTM9mV9nDz
— Jason Rantz on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) April 28, 2023
Unsurprisingly, Twitter users had thoughts:
Someone needs to post this on his locker! and tell him that we know! pic.twitter.com/4x9vGhd0ic
— petuna (@Jeanette_rich77) April 28, 2023
Why can't transgenders have their own categories in sports?
— GEMMA6271 (@GEMMA62711) April 28, 2023
Brittney Griner has basketball career because she’s taller than other women. That’s it. If athletic men were allowed to play with her, she would be bagging groceries somewhere. Shes so obsessed with the woke stuff, she’s sacrificing the future of women’s sports.
— T.J. Moe (@TJMoe28) April 28, 2023
So college players who don’t get drafted to the NBA can “transition” and go to the WNBA?
— Richard “Dick” Whitman (🌎/21M) (@GhostofWhitman) April 28, 2023
Her interpretation of what is and what isn't a crime based on her history is likely incorrect. Do not hire her as a legal consultant.
. Throw the ball through the hoop. Good job
— John Imm Prosthetics (@flocularist) April 28, 2023