First of all, FUCK Putin and his senseless, barbaric invasion of a country minuscule in size compared to them. Pick on somebody your own size you Borscht-slurping bitch.
But you don't need The Smokers Club to tell you what Russia is doing is reprehensible. Pretty much everyone on Earth can agree on that. We're here to let you know that now Russia is waging war on weed, working women, and basketball.
This weekend, we learned that Russia arrested Brittney Griner and is detaining the American professional basketball star for "drug smuggling."
Now, why would arguably the most legendary women's basketball player in history have to smuggle drugs in Russia?
She had a vape pen in her bag.
Russia is calling it narcotics and has been holding Griner in an undisclosed location for roughly three weeks. And with rising tensions between Russia and the rest of the civilized world, it's scary to think how they could be treating the global sports icon.
"If we want her out of jail, Russia is going to have some terms," Former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia and Ukraine Evelyn Farkas told Yahoo Sports. "It could be a prisoner swap. They also could use it as an implicit threat or blackmail to get us to do something or not do something. Either way, they find it useful."
Unfortunately, Russia isn't the only party to blame for this absurd situation, as Griner was in Russia playing professionally for UMMC Ekaterinburg during thr WNBA offseason. Many women playing professional basketball in the WNBA are forced to play overseas in the offseason to supplement their income since American's top non-penis-having basketball players are paid a tiny fraction of what their NBA counterparts make in salary. It's pathetic. Griner should have never even had to be in Russia, and now she's being used as a token of war.
There is currently a petition on Change.org to secure Brittney Griner's release and safe return home to the United States. Sign the petition, FREE BRITTNEY, pay women fairly and equally, and stop the worldwide war on drugs.