Last Updated on 08/08/2022 by てんしょく飯
It seems that the U.S. government is not the only one trying to save a female basketball player detained in Russia.
In February of this year, Brittney Griner, a member of the U.S. women’s national basketball team, was detained for intentionally bringing marijuana into Russia when she entered the country. Since her detention, Brittney Griner had consistently denied intentional possession, but on Thursday, August 4, a Russian court sentenced her to nine years in prison.
It seems that the U.S. government is not the only one trying to save women basketball players detained in Russia.
Reacting to the news was singer Justin Bieber. Justin seems to be unable to stay away from the crisis of the American star athlete.
Justin Bieber updated his Instagram story function. Quoting this news article, he said, “This hurts my heart. If there is anything I can do, please let me know.
Pop singer Justin Bieber wants to lend a helping hand in getting Brittney Griner home 🙏
(📸: justinbieber/IG) pic.twitter.com/TwzIq7UBig
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) August 4, 2022
Kyrie Irving, a member of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets, has called on U.S. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to provide more information about Griner.
Kyrie Irving wrote on Twitter, “What the hell is going on with President Biden (@POTUS), Vice President Harris (@VP), and our queen, Brittney Griner (@brittneygriner)? He added, “Please keep me updated.
Women’s basketball player Lexi Brown added, “To go back to Russia to play…it’s insane,” adding, “Pray for Britney Griner. It’s too painful to see her now.
Robert Griffin, who once played in the NFL, wrote, “Bring back Brittney Griner! He also appealed, “Give me back Brittney Griner!