ESPN’s Jemele Hill is the host who referred to President Trump as a ‘white supremacist’ and a ‘bigot.’ She has no political sense about her whatsoever.
The left-leaning network refused to act, however, leaving Hill with merely a slap on the wrist.
BREAKING: Jemele Hill has been suspended by ESPN for two weeks after telling fans to boycott the NFL.
— David Hookstead (@dhookstead) October 9, 2017
The Hill noted: “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.”
Earlier today, Hill tweeted that the Dallas Cowboys should be boycotted after owner Jerry Jones said he’d bench players who kneel for the national anthem. Jerry is just doing what the league won’t – enforcing the rules which say players should stand.
Per ESPN, regarding the rule that NFL players stand for the anthem…
ACCORDING TO THE MANUAL, “DURING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM, PLAYERS ON THE FIELD AND BENCH AREA SHOULD STAND AT ATTENTION, FACE THE FLAG, HOLD HELMETS IN THEIR LEFT HAND, AND REFRAIN FROM TALKING.”
Jones stated: “If there’s anything that is disrespectful to the flag, then we will not play. Understand? We will not … if we are disrespecting the flag, then we will not play. Period.”
Jones added, “We as a team are very much on the page together. We made our expression. I’m very supportive of the team, but under no circumstances will the Dallas Cowboys — I don’t care what happens — under no circumstances will we as an organization, coaches, players, not support and stand and recognize and honor the flag. Period.”
He concluded, “If it comes between the impression or the perception that we’re not standing together, supporting each other, or the perception that we’re disrespecting the flag, the perception that we’re not together will be secondary to not respecting the flag. Respecting the flag is first.”
Buh-bye, Jemele! You won’t be missed.
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