Jamele Hill, ESPN commentator, was recently suspended after she once again decided to tweet without thinking which seems to be something she is making a strong habit of. Her first offense was calling the President a “white supremacist,” and her newest goof was calling for a boycott of the Dallas Cowboys because Jerry Jones demands they stand for the anthem. I kid you not, this woman must have forgotten that she works for a sports commentator network.
Her sports knowledge seems to no longer be enough to continue to allow her controversial attitude on social media towards the protest-infected NFL, and that doesn’t bode well for her job. However, Al Sharpton is on-board to try and save her like many of his other pet projects that keep him busy.
He casual wardrobe choices alone should be cause for concern for the owners of such a diverse sports network.
Hill is often seen at events wearing things that show her clear political affiliations.
Many of her outfits often support anti-American groups no matter how subtle she may think she is being. Sharpton is in for a ride with the many times he has supported racist and anti-American agendas throughout his “career.” The American people as a whole are sick of this type of thing and companies that employ these people are realizing that their business interests are at stake.
According to Breitbart :
Rev. Al Sharpton thinks it is “outrageous” ESPN is suspending “SC6” anchor Jemele Hill over her tweets calling for a Dallas Cowboys boycott because owner Jerry Jones is requiring players to stand for the national anthem.
“First of all, Jemele Hill and anyone else has the right to express their views,” Sharpton told TMZ Sports. “To try and silence her will not silence many of us that feel what Jerry Jones has done is put the Cowboys players in a position of either I must sell my right to express my feelings, my freedom of speech, my right to protest in order to do my trade and do my business. That is, in my opinion, disrespecting what the flag is supposed to stand for.”
“We will not be shut down and we will not be suspended and we will not stand for her to be suspended,” he added.
Jamele Hill was suspended for violating guidelines concerning social media engagement per the ESPN employee guidebook. Sharpton seems to forget that Hill herself stated the first time she tweeted without caring about consequences that she felt that she had let her co-workers down with her actions.
According to the Root :
ESPN anchor Jemele Hill, who once tweeted that Donald Trump is a “white supremacist” (still looking for the lie), has been suspended for two weeks after violating what the sports station is calling “a second violation of social media guidelines.”
After news broke that Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones would be benching any player who didn’t stand for the national anthem, part of an ongoing protest against racial injustice and police brutality, Hill tweeted:
If you strongly reject what Jerry Jones said, the key is his advertisers. Don't place the burden squarely on the players. https://t.co/Gc48kchkuv
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) October 9, 2017
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. I guess it didn’t matter to the brass at ESPN that Hill also tweeted this:
Just so we're clear: I'm not advocating a NFL boycott. But an unfair burden has been put on players in Dallas & Miami w/ anthem directives.
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) October 9, 2017
ESPN still decided to suspend the popular anchor, who is active on social media and often engages with her followers.
“Jemele Hill has been suspended for two weeks for a second violation of our social media guidelines,” the network said in a statement. “She previously acknowledged letting her colleagues and company down with an impulsive tweet.”
“In the aftermath, all employees were reminded of how individual tweets may reflect negatively on ESPN and that such actions would have consequences,” the statement continued. “Hence this decision.”
America is standing up and saying enough is enough. If you are an athlete, just play the game. If you are a commentator or a reporter, just report and comment. None of the fans or viewers care what your personal opinion is. Keep it to yourselves. Once you become someone in the public eye with a job meant to do one thing and one thing only, then just do your job. Keep your politics to yourself.