Griner Getting Star Treatment On Tonight’s ESPY Awards Program

ESPN’s annual ESPY awards show tonight will maintain their woke tradition by honoring admitted law-breaker Brittney Griner, a black, lesbian pro basketball player. In case you haven’t paid attention to the barrage of headlines on this WNBA basketball player, she’s been in a Russian jail since February and recently pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis while attempting to board a plane in Moscow. 

Woke media have gone to ridiculous lengths the past few months maintaining that – somehow – the lesbian Griner is a victim of American marginalization of female athletes and LGBT people and was forced to play basketball in Russia to make extra money during the WNBA’s offseason.

According to the ESPY virtue signalsers, Griner will be honored tonight. Natalie Oganesyan, writer for The Wrap blog, confirmed the attention Griner will get on ESPN tonight.: 

Most importantly, the show will touch on pressing issues in the world of sports, including WNBA star Brittney Griner’s detention and arrest in Russia, where she currently faces up to 10 years in prison for pleading guilty to possessing cannabis vape cartridges that are banned in the country. The athlete has been detained since February and her trial has been adjourned until later this month. 

ESPN content executive editor-at-large Rob King said the Griner tribute will be “an important moment of reflection in the show. The show has always been a showcase for athletes to speak about anything they want, and (host) Steph (Curry) and representatives of Brittney Griner’s league, the WNBA, will have a moment in the show that will be an important reminder of the degree to which the athletes we cover are very present in serious and urgent matters and Brittney Griner’s arrest and detention has been top of mind.” 

That’s a fancy way of dancing around the reality of the Griner story. She pleaded guilty in Russian to drug charges and said she didn’t intend to violate the law when she was stopped by security at an airport with vape cartridges containing cannabis oil. 

I’d like to plead guilty, your honor. However, there wasn’t an intention. I didn’t want to break the law. I’d like to give my testimony later. Please allow me time to prepare. 

Griner’s behavior was reckless and illegal. Yet she’s become a cause célèbre to the wide woke world of sports. The WNBA features “BG42” decals on all of its team’s courts this season. She was also honored as an all-star player by the woke league. It sounds extravagant to give a star treatment for someone who is wrong. 

The U.S. government is attempting to secure Griner’s release with a potential prisoner swap. Meanwhile, left-stream media compete with one another to use Griner’s story for the greatest virtue signaling points. ESPN tonight will not score any points in this regard. 

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