Last month, ESPN decided not to punish Jemele Hill for Tweets in which she called President Trump a white supremacist.
However, they warned the SportsCenter host that she needed to keep her controversial political opinions off of social media
They are now suspending Hill for two weeks after tweets in which she suggests people should boycott advertisers of the NFL owners who have begun threatening to penalize players for kneeling during the national anthem. In her Tweets, she mentions the Dallas Cowboys' Jerry Jones and the Miami Dolphins' Stephen Ross as such owners.
“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. Hence this decision.”Here are the Tweets ESPN objected to.
This play always work. Change happens when advertisers are impacted. If you feel strongly about JJ's statement, boycott his advertisers. https://t.co/LFXJ9YQe74— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) October 9, 2017
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
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
If fans really are that upset about what JJ & Stephen Ross have done, don't call the players sellouts, but you're watching every Sunday.— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) October 9, 2017
What do you think?
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