Chindy Carter: Chicago Sky players say teammate was ‘harassed’ at hotel before game against Washington Mystics

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Chicago Sky guard Chindi Carter (7) drives to the basket against New York Liberty guard Sabrina Ionescu (20) during the second half of a WNBA game at Wintrust Arena in Chicago, Illinois, on June 4, 2024.



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Several Chicago Sky players posted online that a teammate was harassed Wednesday at the team hotel before Thursday’s game against the Washington Mystics.

This incident comes at a time when Chicago Sky goalkeeper Chindi Carter was at the center of a social media firestorm over her off-the-ball foul on Kaitlyn Clark. In a game against the Indiana Fever last weekend.

A man approached the team outside their hotel in Washington, D.C., carrying a camera and tried to talk to Carter, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Team general manager Jeff Pagliuca reportedly told the Sun-Times that police were not called and that the man was escorted away by team security.

“It was over as quickly as it started,” Pagliuca told the Sun-Times. “I am very confident in our security which always makes our players feel safe. Today was a great example of how important they are to our team.”

Carter’s teammates, including Angel Reese, Isabelle Harrison and Michaela Onyenwere, posted on X about the incident, but did not name Carter.

“Our team hotel found out they pulled out a camera as we were getting off the bus and put it in my teammates face and harassed them is bad business. “This is really out of control and it needs to stop,” Reese said. to publish.

Harrison He added“Amazing!!! Thank God for security. My colleague being harassed at our hotel is crazy! I couldn’t even get off the bus!!!”

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Oninware He said Security did “a great job calming the situation/protecting us.” It’s still very strange and over the top to meet us immediately when we get off the bus.

“Being harassed at our hotel is the line that needs to be drawn,” Onyenwere also wrote. “Some ‘fans’ just don’t have any coolness.”

Brianna Turner, who was not present during the incident, He said “What happened is unacceptable” and that the recent controversy “created an unstable environment for our safety.”

CNN has reached out to the team for comment. The WNBA deferred comment to the team when contacted by CNN.

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