ESPN's Jamele Hill Suspended After Urging Fans To Boycott Anti-Kneeling NFL Advertisers

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Update (10:00 pm ET): President Trump has thrown his support once again behind Jerry Jones decision, following Al Sharpton's threats...

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Update (4:00 pm ET): None other than Al Sharpton has already come out denouncing ESPN's decision to enforce their corporate bye-laws...

Quiclkly followed by a full statement:

“We consider it outrageous that Jemele Hill was suspended by ESPN. She has the right to tell people that they ought to let advertisers know how they feel, since they are the consumers. While she didn’t call for a direct boycott, it’s not off the table for us in the civil rights community.”

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Update (3:30 pm ET): ESPN has suspended host Hill for her second violation of the network’s social media guidelines on Monday after she urged her twitter followers to boycott the Dallas Cowboys' advertisers.

Here's ESPN's statement:

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Having been reprimanded by her boss (and President Trump) for her previous divisive remarks, ESPN's Jamele Hill called on football fans to boycott advertisers who are aligned with teams pushing back against 'kneeling'.

As a reminder, after her last outburst, here is what ESPN president John Skipper said in a memo to staffers:

"ESPN is about sports... It is not a political organization."

So much for that...

As Fox News reports, the ESPN anchor who called President Trump a “white supremacist” on Twitter last month is now calling for a boycott of advertisers aligned with "America's Team."

Jemele Hill, host of "SC6," called on fans to take indirect action against the Dallas Cowboys after owner Jerry Jones told players they would be benched if they didn't stand up during the national anthem.

Hill, an outspoken liberal, tweeted that Jones “has created a problem for his players, specifically the black ones… If they don't kneel, some will see them as sellouts.”

 

The ESPN host wrote, “By drawing a line in the sand, Jerry put his players under more scrutiny and threw them under the bus... If the rationale behind JJ's stance is keeping the fanbase happy, make him see that he is underestimated how all of his fanbase feels.”

 

She urged “paying customers” to “boycott his advertisers” if they don’t agree with Jones’ comments.

 

Hill quoted a list of Cowboys’ advertisers in one of her tweets, which included AT&T, Bank of America, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Ford Motors, MillerCoors and Pepsi, and sent a message to her 760,000-plus Twitter followers.

 

“Change happens when advertisers are impacted,” Hill wrote. “If you strongly reject what Jerry Jones said, the key is his advertisers.”

However, as Daily Caller’s David Hookstead wrote...

“The NFL is the biggest crutch keeping ESPN alive. If the NFL cuts ties, which would be reasonable if the network’s employees start calling for a boycott, ESPN would be in massive trouble."

 

“Not sure how happy ESPN management will be with an employee telling NFL fans to boycott NFL related sponsors, given the fact that ESPN needs the NFL to stay alive.”

Let's see John Skip[per squirm out of this one.

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InjectTheVenom's picture

Hey Jamele Hill , ever heard of the phrase " 15 minutes of fame " ? ?

Just curious.

Bananamerican's picture

affirmative action strikes again

InjectTheVenom's picture

go get your resume together , you talentless annoying little skank.

 

Occident Mortal's picture

OK I no longer understand what is happening?

She is saying people should protest against the companies who are protesting against the protestors?

This just got boring.

overbet's picture

She clearly can only think 1 step out. I just love liberal canabalism.

Manthong's picture

 

It’s just nice to know hardly anyone with a brain watches ESPN anymore and their dwindling viewers are mostly the very low information crowd.

A low information commentator such as this one is likely appealing to them.

But a lot of them might be great new car NINJA loan applicants.

 

macholatte's picture

 

Jemele Hill is a Racist Pig.

 

MagicHandPuppet's picture

Rejoice as the libtard Left doubles down on stupid!

tmosley's picture

>Boycott the people who pay my salary

Wew.

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

ignorant loudmouthed sheboon

remain calm's picture

She and that baffon she is on with have a terrible show. How long till they get the Ax and serve burgers at MCDonals. Supersize me you racist stupid bitch

pods's picture

Really glad I got rid of cable TV.

I have no idea who this chick is.

pods

American Psycho's picture

Have not had cable in +10 years.  Wasn't ESPN once a sports network?

jcaz's picture

Wow she's trying hard to get fired- must have already inked a deal with The View.

Clearly this chick has a plan beyond sucking off players for interviews at 6pm.........

Funny how she wants to be heard, but all I really care about here is what her tits look like-  guess Skipper forces her to show off that clevage?  Yeah uh huh sweetie.....

sickavme's picture

Leftards are about as smart as rocks...

 

... the problem is other dumb motherfuckers are following them down the rabbit hole.

 

Anyone up for another round of lemmings???

vato poco's picture

Rule #2: SJW's always double down

she so craycray

pickupthatcan's picture

I wasn't aware that Colt Malt Liquor and AAA Bail Bonds sponsored the Cowboys. Her boycott might not pan out like she wanted.

IH8OBAMA's picture

She should be fired by ESPN immediately.  Once is a mistake, twice is a pattern.  Get her fat black ass off the air.

 

Cheka_Mate's picture

Just wait for it...

Next Tweet 

"Boycott ESPN for suspending me.  Dhey is WHITE Oppression!"

Jamelle Hill

 

espirit's picture

I think ya'll missed the point that she said 'You Must Kneel'.

To your overlords, masters, banksters, managers, white people fans, and promoters.

Jeebus, these people are fucked up.

I'll wager a strong right arm would be much more of a message.

 

All Kneel, Who Hail Caesar.

 

Troll Magnet's picture

Boycott who? KFC and Popeye?

mtl4's picture

She urged “paying customers” to “boycott his advertisers” if they don’t agree with Jones’ comments.

 

She obviously forgot to entertain the obvious which is what should they do if fans DO agree with Jones' statement.......oops!

Cheka_Mate's picture

FYI Reverend Al Sharpton likes to pick up high class hookers at the Grand Havana Room.

Grand Havana Room - Members only cigar bar

666 5th Ave, NYC 

covfefe MICdotard's picture

Funny you should mention Al Sharpton

 

Rev. Al Sharpton threatens boycott of ESPN over 'outrageous' Jemele Hill suspension

 

https://sports.yahoo.com/rev-al-sharpton-threatens-boycott-230207987.html

 

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Funniest comment from that thread

 

"ESPN is no more a sports network than Sharpton is a reverend"

 

lowscorewins's picture

Oh just make her work the sidelines for Sun Belt Conference games for the rest of her contract and tell her she needs to show as much cleavage as she does in the studio because ain't nobody tuning in to watch the football.

 

Omen IV's picture

Black Thugs Matter!

NFL ARREST DATABASE -*

Team # of Arrests Since 2000


* Minnesota Vikings 42
* Cincinnati Bengals 40
* Denver Broncos 36
* Tennessee Titans 33
* Miami Dolphins 28
* Kansas City Chiefs 28
* Jacksonville Jaguars 27
* Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27
* Cleveland Browns 26
* San Diego Chargers 25
* Indianapolis Colts 24
* Chicago Bears 23
* Seattle Seahawks 20
* New Orleans Saints 20
* Washington Redskins 18
* Oakland Raiders 18
* Baltimore Ravens 18
* Carolina Panthers 18
* Green Bay Packers 17
* Pittsburgh Steelers 17
* Atlanta Falcons 16
* San Francisco 49ers 16
* Detroit Lions 15
* New England Patriots 15
* Buffalo Bills 14
* Dallas Cowboys 13
* New York Giants 13
* Arizona Cardinals 12
* New York Jets 11
* Philadelphia Eagles 10
* Houston Texans 9
* St Louis Rams 8


* Total 656
Data source: San Diego Union Tribune NFL Arrest Database

shovelhead's picture

The entire Earth's mantle was offended by that remark.

Déjà view's picture

Who is to blame for high entertainment salaries...some consumers go out of their way not to purchase products or services from said advertisers...or have cable TV or attend these circuses...

Citizen in 1984's picture

Naw dude you got it all wrong! They haven't been a Sports Network in well....like Geez FOREVER! Years and Years ago in a Land Far Away...........NARNIA?

covfefe MICdotard's picture

Chewbacca's long lost twin brother...

 

@PODS (wink wink wink)

Ms. Erable's picture

Every time I see something like this, I think the SJW crowd is attempting to turn this country into Planet of the Apes. Then I remember the apes are too busy killing each other to organize to the level necessary to take over, much less develop anything higher than a hunter-gatherer culture.

espirit's picture

I think it's a hoot...

Black players kneeling before those that pay them.

Hail Ceasar.

NeedtoSecede's picture

There are idiots and there are useful idiots. This one is just an idiot. Ignore here, ignore all “media”, and turn off the TV!!!!

Lore's picture

Exactly. Stop feeding the beast.  Can we cut this fluff and move on to a real issue? 

DerdyBulls's picture

I can't believe there are people who watch this crap.

SilverRhino's picture

I didn't know who she was either but this is just too damned funny. 

 

 

Hill, an outspoken liberal, tweeted that Jones “has created a problem for his players, specifically the black ones… If they don't kneel, some will see them as sellouts.”

 

What these idiotic bitches (announcers and players) don't seem to fucking understand that if you damage a brand and/or turn off the fans then you are costing the TEAM OWNER $$$$$.   He's paying the salary he calls the shots.  

 

 

You aren't fucking heroes; you aren't special; after your career ends you're nobodies. 

You're fucking entertaining monkeys until your career ends.  

Dance while the owner runs the grinder.   

 

espirit's picture

At the end of the verse, have them yell 'Hail Caesar' and salute.

Ye will kneel before thee master.

Giant Meteor's picture

Well whomever she is, apparently she is going down in flames .. and you know what that means ..

Rounds on the talkie and late night comic shows  ..

Oh, and more accusations of white piviledge and blood  threatened in the streets , 

BTW, how did Christopher Columbus make out today? Any word?

Gee I hope he is  ok ..

 

covfefe MICdotard's picture

Maybe she & Kaperdick and pool their resources & open up a Popeyes franchise.

Key-Rick's picture

You need to axe her that question.

Froman's picture

She will be on the street collecting SNAP and living in subsidized housing because McDonals’s is planning to replace her and her ilk with kiosks.

HRClinton's picture

She be Simian.  Simian B Itch.

About to get 'scratched'.

wombats's picture

Exactly, boycott the NFL & it's sponsors.  Will the players still be happy "sticking it to the man" next year when revised Salary Cap numbers get posted?  Isn't their Salary Cap based upon aggregate league revenue?  Is that really what they want?  How many players are eager to take a pay cut to make their social points?

auricle's picture

Looks like she's the one who is priveleged. A white person doing that would have been fired immediately.