ESPN suspended SportsCenter host Jemele Hill on Monday after she tweeted that fans upset with Jerry Jones' comments about all players respecting the flag could boycott the advertisers of the Dallas Cowboys.
In a written statement, ESPN said:
“Jemele Hill has been suspended for two weeks for a second violation of our social media guidelines. She previously acknowledged letting her colleagues and company down with an impulsive tweet. In the aftermath, all employees were reminded of how individual tweets may reflect negatively on ESPN and that such actions would have consequences. Hence this decision.”
"This play always work. Change happens when advertisers are impacted. If you feel strongly about JJ's statement, boycott his advertiser," Hill tweeted on Sunday with a link to a tweet featuring several of the Cowboys' 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
The tweet was in response to Jones saying his players would respect the flag, and if they didn't, they wouldn't play.
Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists.— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) September 11, 2017