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Former UConn forward Breanna Stewart sounds off on WNBA flight policy

Stewart and her Seattle Storm teammate Epiphanny Prince are in COVID-19 protocols.
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United States' Breanna Stewart (10) drives up court during women's basketball semifinal game against Serbia at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, Aug. 6, 2021, in Saitama, Japan. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

SEATTLE — Former UConn star forward Breanna Stewart did not mince words on Twitter Wednesday afternoon after the Seattle Storm announced she'd be out due to COVID-19 protocols. 

Stewart, alongside her teammate Epiphanny Prince, tested positive for COVID-19 and will not be allowed to play until they test out of COVID-19 protocols.

But upon the announcement Stewart took to Twitter and said, "Fly commercial they say…"

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This is in reference to the WNBA's policy of having their players fly commercial to and from games. 

According to Yahoo! Sports, part of the WNBA collective bargaining agreement does not allow WNBA teams to charter private planes as some teams can't afford to as it'd be considered a competitive advantage, forcing all 12 teams to fly commercial. With flights in the U.S. being mask optional, this may be a common problem amongst WNBA players for the rest of the season. 

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Daniel Dashefsky is a digital content producer at FOX61 News. He can be reached at ddashefsky@fox61.com.


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