ESPN suspended Jemele Hill for two weeks after she took to Twitter to voice her opinion about Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’ remarks regarding players who protest the national anthem.
Jones was adamant when he told the network on Sunday that “if we are disrespecting the flag, then we will not play, period.”
His comments drew criticism from many in the world of sports, including Hill who responded to a fan’s inquiry about showing Jones how his actions are unacceptable.
“This play always work. Change happens when advertisers are impacted. If you feel strongly about JJ’s statement, boycott his advertisers,” she wrote.
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
Though Hill stated that she wasn’t “advocating a boycott” but the unfair burden placed on players in Dallas,” ESPN deemed her tweets a “second violation of their social media policy” in a statement announcing her suspension.
Her first violation came after she called Donald Trump a “bigot” and “white supremacist.”
On Tuesday (Oct. 10), TMZ caught up with reality-based court show Judge Mathis who voiced his support for Hill, saying that if she violated their policy then perhaps their policy needs a second look.
“I support her 100% in everything she has done to express her 1st amendment rights,” Mathis said. “And if it violates the policy of ESPN then perhaps ESPN has a policy that’s unconstitutional.”
Mathis also said Jemele could sue and possibly win but she’d be probably be blackballed from sports like Colin Kaepernick.
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