10 June 2023: DFW Airport, Fort Worth, Texas

WNBA star Brittney Griner, recently freed from detainment in Russia, was harassed by a man described as a social media “provocateur” at a Dallas airport. Griner was at the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport traveling with teammates on their way to a game. Griner was yelled at by the man who was remarking about “the Merchant of Death.” The confrontation got heated eventually leading to the man being tackled and law enforcement becoming involved. Griner subsequently called for more security for players and an announcement was eventually made that she would be traveling on private jets for the remainder of the season.