Brittney Griner confronts right-wing personality on YouTube: NPR

Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner is seen at a press conference Wednesday after the team’s game against the Dallas Wings, in Arlington, Texas.

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Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner is seen at a press conference Wednesday after the team’s game against the Dallas Wings, in Arlington, Texas.

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Brittney Griner and her Phoenix Mercury castmates confronted a right-wing YouTube personality at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport on Saturday.

Alex Stein, host of Blaze Media’s Conservative Network prime time with alex stein, He posted about his meeting with the stellar basketball center on Twitter.

“Just met my favorite WNBA player. Video coming soon,” wrote Stein, a Dallas native who described himself as a troll known for his vitriolic confrontations with politicians.

He also later posted a short clip showing him yelling at Griner as she walked through the airport, and teases a longer version of the video that he plans to post Sunday morning.

“Do you still want to boycott America, Britney?” In the clip, Stein says, as a man repeatedly tells him to stop and tries to get him off the set.

Stein Peak time The show, which premiered in February, featured flamboyant right-wingers as guests including Marjorie Taylor Greene and Gavin McInnes.

In December, Greiner returned to the United States after being released from Russian custody as part of a high-profile prisoner exchange.

The WNBA released a statement about the Dallas airport incident, saying, “The safety of Brittney Grenier and all WNBA players is our highest priority.”

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“As we gather additional information about today’s incident at Dulles Airport, we have learned that this was orchestrated by a social media personality and provocateur,” WNBA said. “His actions were inappropriate and deplorable.”

“Prior to the season, the WNBA worked alongside the Phoenix Mercury and BG to ensure her safety during her travels, which included charter flights to WNBA games and having security personnel with her at all times. We remain steadfastly committed to the highest standards of security for players.”

At the time of the confrontation, the Mercury players were en route to Indianapolis via commercial flight, according to a spokesperson for talent agency Griner. It is unclear why Greiner was not scheduled to fly on the charter plane. The Mercury is scheduled to play Indiana Fever on Sunday.

Mercury said in a statement that it was reviewing the incident and would work with the league on next steps.

“We are committed to our support of BG and advocacy for all American hostages abroad. We will continue to support marginalized communities and fight the kind of hate targeting us today,” said the team.

Griner’s teammate Brianna Turner he said on Twitter that team members “nervously huddled in a corner, unsure how to move” during the incident. “We demand better,” she said.

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