WNBA player Brittney Griner, transgender swimmer Lia Thomas, and former professional soccer player Megan Rapinoe were all criticized by former ESPN reporter Charly Arnolt in a recent interview.
The 35-year-old sportscaster and TV personality talked to the Daily Mail and said that she is no longer holding back after five years of being unable to be herself while working for the sports television network.
She also shared her thoughts on a number of contentious players.
EXCLUSIVE: 'Brittney Griner is a PUPPET for the Biden Administration, Lia Thomas is a bigot,' says Charly Arnolt https://t.co/kzo9BmybwF pic.twitter.com/3GmE62DKpn
— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) May 22, 2023
Griner, who was imprisoned in Russia for almost a year, came under fire from Arnolt for declaring it to be a “crime” to prevent biological men from participating in women’s sports.
“Brittney Griner should be very thankful that she wouldn’t have had that obstacle leading up to this point because she might not be playing in the WNBA if she would have,” Arnolt said.
“I also think that just calling it a crime is taking it one step further, and that’s the scary part, is now it’s not just saying, ‘Oh, this is wrong,’ we’re criminalizing,” she added. “It’s very much the Left’s disposition to take dissenting viewpoints and criminalize them.” she continued.
She the went on to verbally assail both Megan Rapinoe and Lia Thomas.
“You [Thomas] were a mediocre athlete in terms of male competition, and then you decided that you wanted to jump up the ladder and enter into the women’s competition. You are built differently than a woman.” She said of Thomas.
“Suddenly she’s turning around after she retires from playing for the national team and says, ‘Yeah, I totally I totally believe that males should be able to play with women,’” Arnolt said, referring to Rapinoe.
[READ MORE: NASCAR Star Bubba Wallace Gives Middle Finger to Camera]