ESPN suspends Jemele Hill for supposedly violating the company’s social media policy. Um, they’re straight up tripping, but we saw this coming. They are caving to Donald Trump’s demands.
Hill tweeted that her followers should consider boycotting advertisers of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones after he threatened to bench any player that took a knee during the national anthem.
Hill tweeted: “This play always work. Change happens when advertisers are impacted. If you feel strongly about JJ’s statement, boycott his advertisers.”
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
“Jemele Hill has been suspended for two weeks for a second violation of our social media guidelines,” ESPN said in a statement. “She previously acknowledged letting her colleagues and company down with an impulsive tweet.”
The suspension comes after Trump called for Hill’s firing after she called him what he really is — a white supremacist.