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

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.

Comments

Manthong overbet Mon, 10/09/2017 - 12:49 Permalink

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  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. 

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jcaz American Psycho Mon, 10/09/2017 - 13:44 Permalink

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.....

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Omen IV pickupthatcan Mon, 10/09/2017 - 17:48 Permalink

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SilverRhino pods Mon, 10/09/2017 - 16:35 Permalink

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.    

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Giant Meteor pods Mon, 10/09/2017 - 18:01 Permalink

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 .. 

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wombats tmosley Mon, 10/09/2017 - 16:13 Permalink

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?

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