ESPN anchor Jemele Hill had some choice words for President Donald Trump earlier this week that garnered support from Dwyane Wade, Steve Nash and others.
Jemele Hill doesn’t want to stick to sports, and it appears that ESPN isn’t too fond of that. A few days back, Hill tweeted about Donald Trump, calling him a white supremacist, and that struck a nerve with the Worldwide Leader In Sports. The network issued an apology on Hill’s behalf, but that doesn’t mean fans, reporters and athletes alike don’t stand with her.
ESPN Statement on Jemele Hill: pic.twitter.com/3kfexjx9zQ
— ESPN PR (@ESPNPR) September 12, 2017
Many consider ESPN to be a liberal outlet, and the Republican party is a historically conservative party. The apology issued is typical because people aren’t supposed to call the president a bigot. This is not the platform to discuss President Trump, his actions, his beliefs or anything else, but I hope you can use proper judgment when assessing his presidency; just call a spade a spade.
Colin Kaepernick was the first to stand alongside Hill publically.
We are with you @jemelehill ✊🏾
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) September 13, 2017
Hall of Famer Reggie Miller took a stance, saying that he’s on “Team Jemele Hill.” Future Hall of Famer Dwyane Wade then quoted Miller’s tweet, exclaiming “Sign me up!”
I'm on Team @jemelehill…
— Reggie Miller (@ReggieMillerTNT) September 13, 2017
Sign me up! https://t.co/MhqJvgesgh
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) September 13, 2017
The most memorable response came from Steve Nash. He couldn’t help but ask “Maybe ESPN got their feelings for Trump and Melo backwards?” Early on Tuesday, ESPN released the second installment of their player rankings which had Carmelo Anthony ranked 64th, behind the likes of Eric Gordon, Robert Covington and Lonzo Ball — the rookie who hasn’t even suited up for a game yet.
Maybe espn got their feelings for trump and melo backwards?
— Steve Nash (@SteveNash) September 13, 2017
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