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BOYCOTT ESPN! Network Says It Will NOT FIRE Jemele Hill After She Calls Trump a White Supremacist!

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In a Twitter exchange Monday, ESPN’s Jemele Hill tweeted this:

“Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists.”

This tweet, after Jemele called out Kid Rock for not actually “loving black people” and not rejecting being labeled a racist because he favors the Confederate Flag.

The tweet blew up over night on social media, with many questioning whether Hill violated ESPN’s Twitter policy. Hill is known for being outspoken about current political events.

Previously, ESPN’s policy encouraged sports journalist to refrain from “political editorializing, personal attacks or ‘drive-by’ comments” directed at then-Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. But 3once Trump was officially sworn in 3-months later, the policy was adjusted to allow commentators like Hill to express their views “if the topic is related to a current issue impacting sports.”

Hill’s tweets come at a time when news sites — most recently Politico — have spoken out about potential job-candidates’ political opinions on social media. Politico says they throw-out “dozens” of potential hires because of “partisan or puerile tweets” they feel are “revealing insight into how people write” and cover stories. However, Politico is pretty damn bias if you ask ANYONE!

ESPN has since distanced itself from Hill’s tweets, condemning the SportsCenter co-anchor’s tweets with this statement:

“The comments on Twitter from Jemele Hill regarding the president do not represent the position of ESPN,” the network tweeted Tuesday from its public relations department’s account. “We have addressed this with Jemele and she recognizes her actions were inappropriate.”

Back in June, Hill claimed mixing sports and politics is unavoidable in the current political climate saying:

“Sports have always been political. The athletes are dragging us here… I didn’t ask Colin Kaepernick to kneel. He did it on his own. So, was I supposed to act like he didn’t?”

Many Twitter users called for Hill to be fired, but Disney-owned ESPN hasn’t elaborated on any possible punishment for Hill. On Tuesday night’s “SportsCenter” broadcast, Hill was co-anchoring like nothing happened! Unemployed NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick expressed his support tweeting:

“We are with you @jemelehill.”

Let me remind you of all the others at ESPN who were fired for what they’ve said against the liberal agenda:

ESPN has fired people over social media comments before like when it famously canned Curt Schilling, after he shared on Facebook a lewd cartoon criticizing North Carolina’s controversial “bathroom bill,” that would have required transgender individuals to use public bathrooms that corresponded to the sex they were assigned at birth. Schilling now works at Breitbart.

Now Schilling never insulted a politician, but according to ESPN, the country’s ENTIRE transgender population, who could have been ESPN viewers saying, “ESPN is an inclusive company.”

The network also saw some major backlash after it awarded Caitlyn Jenner its Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2015 ESPYs.

The network even saw political backlash earlier this year, after it laid off dozens of employees, including former reporter Britt McHenry, who says her conservative politics played into why she was targeted.

Here’s some word to the UNWISE ESPN, whose ratings and viewership is plummeting… STAY IN YOUR LANE! Keep politics out of sports, and stick with what you know.

Share this if you’re sick of ESPN pushing it’s liberal narrative… and help boycott ESPN!

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