It's still unknown when Brittney Griner will be allowed back to the United States. That said, it hasn't stopped her WNBA head coach from speaking out about the situation.
Phoenix Mercury head coach Vanessa Nygaard spoke to Jake Tapper of CNN on Tuesday and didn't mince words about it.
“If it was LeBron, he’d be home, right? It’s a statement about the value of women. It’s a statement about the value of a Black person. It’s a statement about the value of a gay person. All of those. We know it," Nygaard said.
Griner has been in jail for over 100 days after there was an incident at the Moscow airport. She was detained because Russian officials found hashish oil in her luggage.
If Griner is convicted on those charges, she could face 5-10 years in a Russian prison.
The sports world fully agrees with Nygaard's statement.
Hopefully, Griner will be allowed back to the United States soon so this nightmare can be over.