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ESPN anchor who called Trump a 'white supremacist' suspended after anthem-related NFL boycott tweets

ESPN anchor Jemele Hill was suspended Monday by the sports network after she posted Twitter messages that seemed to back a boycott of the Dallas Cowboys' advertisers over its organization's stance against players taking a knee during the national anthem. (Image source: YouTube screenshot)

ESPN anchor Jemele Hill — who drew ire last month after tweeting that Republican President Donald Trump is a "white supremacist" — was suspended Monday by the sports network after she posted Twitter messages backing a boycott of Dallas Cowboys' advertisers, and seemingly the team itself, over the organization's stance against players taking a knee during the national anthem.

Hill's suspension is for two weeks. Here's ESPN's statement:

Here's what Hill tweeted Sunday night, apparently pointing at the Cowboys' organization:

"JJ" is presumably Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who said "we will not disrespect the flag" and those who do will not play.

Hill tweeted Monday, "Just so we’re clear, I’m not advocating a NFL boycott. But an unfair burden has been put on players in Dallas & Miami w/ anthem directives.” The Miami Dolphins on Sunday stated it's requiring players to stand for the national anthem or stay in the locker room, the Miami Herald reported.

ESPN suspended Hill in 2008 after she made reference to Adolf Hitler in a column about the Boston Celtics.

(H/T: Hot Air)

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