Jemele Hill is no stranger to controversy. She is employed by ESPN and has railed against President Donald Trump in the past.
This time, Hill commented on the University of Mississippi’s basketball coach, Kermit Davis, who told the media that his players will stand and respect the American national anthem. Her comment was the following:
“Woooo that’s a dogggggggggggg whistle. And ole boy probably should worry about that confederate flag more than anything else.”
So far, no action has been taken by ESPN.
But, as noted before, despite her white supremacist accusation against Trump, she was not suspended. Hill did apologize for the criticism that her employer, ESPN, received, but not for her opinion.
Also, she criticized the NFL and posted on social media that people should protest the NFL’s advertisers. The same advertisers are ESPN’s clients, and then the network suspended her.
Due to faltering ratings for her SC6 (SportsCenter) show, she left the hosting gig and was transitioned to the Undefeated sports platform at ESPN, which platform writes about race and sports.
Hill, a month ago, again went at Trump, calling his use of the national anthem protest as a form of “racial pornography” to stir up his political base against the NFL.