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Some Football Fans of a Certain Hue Want Jemele Hill Fired, Others #StandWithJemeleHill 


Jemele Hill was previously let off with a warning for speaking out on social media. (Mpu Dinani/Getty Images)

Twitter users are rallying to #StandWithJemeleHill after ESPN suspended the SportsCenter anchor Monday, Oct. 9. This is the second time the Disney-owned network has reprimanded Hill for violating its social media rules (although it hasn’t said which one was broken). After getting off with a warning a few weeks ago, Hill won’t be on air for two weeks and a non-profit organization is calling for her reinstatement.

On Sunday, Oct. 8, Hill tweeted that Dallas Cowboys players shouldn’t be disciplined for protesting. Rather, Hill said an even bigger statement can be made about owner Jerry Jones’ demand that players stand for the anthem — boycott team advertisers.

Hill later clarified that she was not advocating for an NFL boycott, as some have reported.

Following the suspension, many — including celebs and non-celebs alike — have been tweeting their support for the outspoken anchor.

Color of Change, a civil rights organization co-founded by Van Jones, is urging the public to contact ESPN over Hill’s suspension.

“This is clearly an attempt to appease [Donald] Trump and his racist base after other Black ESPN hosts stopped ESPN from suspending Hill last month when she called Trump a ‘white supremacist,’ the organization wrote.

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It also noted that Jerry Jones is a Trump supporter, as many media outlets have reported.

In the midst of it all, a divide has also emerged among folks who never want Hill on ESPN again…

… and others who want Hill to return to the SC6 desk.

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