ESPN’s Jemele Hill may find herself in hot water with the network after she went off on Twitter about President Donald Trump.
It’s worth noting that the network does encourage its personalities to have, you know, personality, and many haven’t been afraid to give their political opinions. Sports are sports, but they’re also part of the culture (protests in the NFL), and ESPN, more than any other sports network, has been a part of the pop-culture of the United States since its inception.
So yeah, it makes sense for its personalities to acknowledge that there’s more to life than just sports. With that said, perhaps Hill recently took it to far. Here’s her rant, documented, as always, by Twitter:
That’s a pretty big rant from a very well-known personality at ESPN, and it came against one of the most notable people in the world: The President of the United States.
This was not a Twitter rant that could be swept under the rug, and ESPN responded in kind. The Network released an apology for the way Hill went about things, which was passed on by ESPN PR on Twitter.
“The comments on Twitter from Jemele Hill regarding the President do not represent the position of ESPN,” the statement read. “We have addressed this with Jemele and she recognizes her actions were inappropriate.”
It sounds like this is where ESPN will leave things with Hill, and that’s because she is talented and well-liked as an ESPN personality. With that said, the network has let people go over things they’ve said and done on social media, so she likely wouldn’t receive as much grace from her employers in the future if a similar incident takes place.