Colin Kaepernick, others Tweet support for ESPN's Jemele Hill amid Trump controversy

Aaron Brown
September 14, 2017

"At a concert previous year, the musician reportedly yelled "(expletive) Colin Kaepernick".

Hill has not tweeted since Tuesday morning.

Even the Republican led Senate unanimously passed a resolution this week asking Trump to not only condemn white supremacy but put White House resources behind monitoring white supremacy.

Hill called the president a bigot and a white supremacist and the backlash resulting from her opinions caused ESPN to release a statement saying that Hill's thoughts don't reflect the thoughts of the company.

After verbalizing the tweets, David Nakamura of The Washington Post asked Sarah Huckabee Sanders if President Trump was aware of Hills' remarks, and if the White House had a response.

You can read the Twitter exchange in question below. She continues to do her show because Bob Iger and John Skipper, the CEO of Disney and the president of ESPN, agree with her and want left-leaning politics to be the forward-facing front of ESPN. He is not a leader.

Among the tweets sent by Hill over the weekend were a number that targeted the president, following a Twitter conversation that began with the anchor hitting out at Kid Rock over the singer's use of the Confederate flag.

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ESPN distanced itself from Hill's comments on Wednesday, issuing this statement: "The comments on Twitter from Jemele Hill regarding the President do not represent the position of ESPN".

"It means that nothing actually happened because Jemele Hill is saying what the higher-ups at ESPN believe", Travis said.

After ESPN slapped Hill's wrist, support poured in from the sports world - Kaepernick, Dwyane Wade, Reggie Miller, Steve Nash among her defenders - and Hollywood.

Hill was previously suspended for one week by ESPN during the 2008 NBA Playoffs after making comments about Adolf Hitler in an article about the Boston Celtics.

"ESPN also faced flak for letting their sports anchors air political views". She is known for not shying away when current events and sports intersect.

"If Obama bragged about grabbing women by their vaginas, you wouldn't have to say much, Britt, because he wouldn't have been elected", Robert Klemko of Sports Illustrated tweeted in response. "The athletes are dragging us here".

Colin Kaepernick was the first to stand alongside Hill publically.

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