People are accusing ESPN of racism after Jemele Hill was suspended from the network for two weeks after her second social media violation.
Hill tweeted Monday urging her followers to boycott advertisers for the Dallas Cowboys because head coach Jerry Jones told his players to stand for the National Anthem.
Hill’s first violation came when she called President Trump a “white supremacist” over his insistence that NFL players stand for the American flag and the National Anthem rather than protest by kneeling.
Shortly after her suspension was announced, race-baiting Twitter users accused ESPN of suspending her because she is black.
So ESPN suspends Jemele Hill. Now if you don’t think theres a war on African Americans in this country. You’re living under a rock.
— Tim McTyer (@timmctyer) October 9, 2017
So 45 advocates NFL protests and it’s cool, but when Jemele Hill does it, it’s a suspendible issue. I see what’s going on here.
— Brick By Brick (@CoryTownes) October 9, 2017
— Symone D. Sanders (@SymoneDSanders) October 9, 2017
Jerry Jones not getting suspended for threatening free speech and @jemelehill suspended for speaking freely is what kneeling is all about.
— Jeff Eisenband (@JeffEisenband) October 9, 2017
— Christopher Rosario (@reprosario128) October 9, 2017
— Joanna Gasiorowska (@JoGasiorowska) October 9, 2017
— Robert Littal (@BSO) October 9, 2017
ESPN thought it was a good idea￼ to suspend @jemelehill on a day we celebrate the genocide of the natives of this land for combating racism
— Xilla Valentine (@BlogXilla) October 9, 2017
This Jemele Hill suspension is one of several recent attempts to silence and intimidate Black people who dare resist. Pay attention folks.
— Derrick Clifton (@DerrickClifton) October 9, 2017