Brittney Griner’s Jail Sentence Sparks Solidarity Protest, Calls for US Action

Phoenix Mercury and Connecticut Sun players observed a 42-second silence before their game on Thursday in solidarity with WNBA star Brittney Griner after she was sentenced to nine years in prison in Russia.

The number honored the No. 42 jersey and the gesture brought tears to the eyes of players from both teams and fans at Mohegan Sun Arena, where the moment ended with chants of “Bring it home !”

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