Alex Stein, who is known for his infamous video heckling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in July of last year, teased a video on Twitter showing him confronting Griner in an airport.
“I met my favorite WNBA Player Brittney Griner,” Stein wrote, “Video coming soon.”
“Do you still want to boycott America Brittney?” Stein yells to Griner in the video.
“She hates America!” Stein can be heard shouting.
As The Post points out, Griner stopped standing for the national anthem at WNBA games in 2020, but began standing for the anthem again after she returned from spending nearly 10 months in a Russian prison after airport officials found cannabis-oi in her luggage in February 2022. She was released in a prisoner swap in December for notorious Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, also known as the “Merchant of Death.”
“It has come to our attention that this was orchestrated by a social media figure and provocateur,” The WNBA wrote in a statement. “His actions were inappropriate and unfortunate.”
“The safety of Brittney Griner and all WNBA players is our top priority,” the statement continued. “Prior to the season, the WNBA worked together with the Phoenix Mercury and BG’s team to ensure her safety during her travel, which included chartered flights for WNBA games and assigned security personnel at all times.”
Watch the video below:
Since the @WNBA is writing press releases about me…here is a snippet of my interaction with Brittney Griner today….
— Alex Stein #99 (@alexstein99) June 10, 2023