Britney Griner’s jail sentence sparks a show of solidarity and calls for US action

Phoenix Mercury and Connecticut Sun players observed 42 seconds of silence before Thursday’s game in solidarity with WNBA star Britney Griner after she was sentenced to nine years in prison in Russia.

The number was awarded the No. 1 Griner T-shirt. 42, a gesture that brought tears to both teams’ players and fans at the Mohegan Sun Arena, where the moment ended with the chant of “Bring her home!”

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