Wednesday, 18 October, 2017

ESPN Suspends Jemele Hill For Telling The Truth On Twitter

Jemele Hill and Michael Smith in Los Angeles Jemele Hill and Michael Smith in Los Angeles
Wallace Pearson | 10 October, 2017, 00:40

People are accusing ESPN of racism after Jemele Hill was suspended from the network for two weeks after her second social media violation.

This tweet apparently was considered a violation of some sort because ESPN wants its news anchors to act like white allies and not see color.

Instead, ESPN's Jemele Hill has been suspended for going after the Dallas Cowboys sponsors.

"She previously acknowledged letting her colleagues and company down with an impulsive tweet", the statement read.

According to an ESPN statement, Hill violated the company's social media guidelines.

Hill previously got in trouble with ESPN last month when she tweeted that President Donald Trump was a "white supremacist".

The suspension comes weeks after Hill called Trump a "white supremacist" and "a bigot" in a series of tweets.

"This play always work".

James Miller, an author who wrote the a book on ESPN's history, "Those Guys Have All The Fun", tweeted Monday that Jones did not ask for Hill to be suspended.

Hill tweeted Sunday that fans who disagree with Jones should boycott the team's advertisers and not buy the team's merchandise. Change happens when advertisers are impacted. Matt Barrie will host "SportsCenter" from 6-9 p.m. ET on ESPN2, with "Monday Night Football" and pregame show "Monday Night Countdown" airing on ESPN.

"Because if we did everything the boss said, Americans would still be dying of tuberculosis in factories", she replied.

ESPN condemned Hill's tweet, calling it "inappropriate" and saying it does not "represent the position of ESPN".

She said in statement afterward that she regretted her words "painted ESPN in an unfair light".

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