LSU women’s basketball head coach Kim Mulkey declined to comment on Brittney Griner’s detention in Russia during a press conference on Monday and she has sparked a major backlash online because of it.
Mulkey, who was Griner’s head coach at Baylor, was asked by a reporter about her thoughts about the WNBA star’s situation, adding that he had not seen any comments from her regarding the matter.
Mulkey interrupted the question, saying: “And you won’t.”
Griner, who has been wrongfully detained in Russia since February, was sentenced to nine years in a Russian prison back in August and was only fined $1 million rubles ($16,000 USD).
USWNT star Megan Rapinoe is one person who is speaking out against Griner’s old coach.
“This is honestly just cruel and evil and even more honestly,” she wrote. “IT’S SHOWING SIS. The hate is seeping out.”
WNBA guard Chloe Jackson, who played at Baylor from 2018-2019, also tweeted about Mulkey’s “silence.”
According to ESPN, Griner and Mulkey had a falling out in 2013 when she claimed that players on the team were told not to openly speak about their sexuality.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.