June 18, 2024

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Security steps between Sky’s man Chennedy Carter at the team hotel

Security steps between Sky’s man Chennedy Carter at the team hotel

The Chicago Sky met a man with a camera as they arrived Wednesday at their team hotel in Washington, D.C., ahead of their Thursday matchup against the Mystics.

Sky general manager Jeff Pagliuca confirmed to ESPN that the man was trying to get close to Chendy Carter, whose flagrant foul on Indiana Fever rookie guard Kaitlyn Clark on Saturday has been the subject of widespread discussion over the past few days.

Pagliuca said team security deescalated the confrontation and the police were not called.

A video of the incident was posted on X on Wednesday evening but was later deleted. Sky striker Michaela Onen wrote in a post on X that the video had been edited and did not include the man directing racist and misogynistic remarks at players.

Several other Sky players posted on X about the incident.

Striker Isabel Harrison said: “Awesome!!! Thank God for being safe.” “My colleague being harassed at our hotel is crazy! I couldn’t even get off the bus!!!”

“Finding out at our team hotel to pull out the camera as we were getting off the bus and putting it in my teammates face and harassing her is bad business,” striker Angel Reyes wrote. “This is really out of control and it needs to stop.”

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“We have security, and they did a great job calming the situation/protecting us,” Onyenwere said. “It’s still very strange and over the top to meet us right off the bus.”

Attacker Brianna Turner posted: “I was not present in the interaction before, but what happened is unacceptable.” “I didn’t realize that when we said ‘growing the game’ it would be interpreted as harassment of players in hotels… Yes, (thankfully) we travel with security, but the ridiculous headlines lately have definitely created an unstable environment for our safety.” “.