ESPN has sent out a statement regarding tweets from SportsCenter anchor Jemele Hill that were sent out Monday, saying her views didn't reflect those of the network.
Hill went on a tirade about President Donald Trump, in which she called him a white supremacist and said he was unfit to be president.
ESPN's statement said Hill realizes her actions were inappropriate.
ESPN Statement on Jemele Hill: pic.twitter.com/3kfexjx9zQ— ESPN PR (@ESPNPR) September 12, 2017
It began with Hill calling Trump a white supremacist who surrounds himself with other white supremacists, then got even more inflammatory as her followers responded.
Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists.— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) September 11, 2017
The height of white privilege is being able to ✌🏾ignore✌🏾his white supremacy, because it's of no threat to you. Well, it's a threat to me.— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) September 11, 2017
Trump is the most ignorant, offensive president of my lifetime. His rise is a direct result of white supremacy. Period.— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) September 11, 2017
He is unqualified and unfit to be president. He is not a leader. And if he were not white, he never would have been elected— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) September 12, 2017
ESPN recently found itself in another controversy involving white supremacists.
After protests in Charlottesville, Va., over the removal of statues that honored Confederate general Robert E. Lee, the network removed a play-by-play announcer named Robert Lee from a game at the University of Virginia.
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