ESPN Tried To Replace Jemele Hill With Another Black Host, Colleagues Said Nope
ESPN is looking extra funny in the light. A report claims the network tried to replace renowned sports analyst Jemele Hill after tweeting facts about Donald Trump, but her colleagues were like, “That’s a no from me, dog.”
Despite Sarah Huckabee’s call from a White House podium to fire her for tweeting that Trump is a white supremacist, Hill was still on SportsCenter that night, next to co-host Michael Smith.
But it turns out ESPN tried to get her off the show, and failed.
Reports Think Progress:
ESPN originally tried to keep Hill off the air on Wednesday evening, but Smith refused to do the show without her, the sources said. Both sources also said that producers reached out to two other black ESPN hosts, Michael Eaves and Elle Duncan, to ask them to serve as fill-ins for the show — but Eaves and Duncan did not agree to take the place of Hill and Smith, either.
Clearly, they must not have asked Sunken Place Stage Steele.
Anyway, Eaves subtweeted the struggle earlier that day.
Of course, ESPN has denied that’s how things went down. Yeah, okay.
It’s a wonderful thing to see Jemele Hill’s colleagues form like Voltron to protect one of their own.
If ESPN does try sidelining Hill, trust there will be hell to pay.