World reacts to Brittney Griner’s detainment in Russia

Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner (42) during Game 2 of basketball's WNBA Finals (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Following information being released that Mercury superstar Brittney Griner was detained in Russia, the world was in shock.

The WNBA All-Star and Olympic gold medalist was reportedly arrested three weeks ago after hashish oil was found in her luggage at an airport outside of Moscow,

Here are some reactions and thoughts from verified sources across social media:

David Dennis Jr, Senior Writer, The Undefeated Book –

Kahlief Adams, award-winning podcaster –

Anthea Butler, MSNBC Daily columnist – 

Roxane Gay, best-selling author and Masterclass teacher – 

Adrienne Lawrence, Author, “Staying in the Game” – 

Alec Luhn, Former Russia correspondent for The Guardian and The Telegraph – 

A WNBA spokesperson said Griner is the only league player still in Russia.

As tension between the Unites States and Russia continues to rise amid Russia’s war with Ukraine, Griner’s safe return home is now at the forefront of the discussion.