The controversy currently surrounding accomplished sports journalist Jamele Hill, who recently blasted president Donald Trump in a series of tweets, is still being discussed, and has now reached the highest of highs in the ESPN brand.
Now sharing his thoughts on the situation is the network's president John Skipper, who released a memo to employees addressing the recent events.
In the memo, obtained by CNN, Skipper stressed to employees that they are only allowed to speak on sports-related subjects and should not venture into politics on their social media accounts.
"ESPN is not a political organization," he said. "[W]e have social media policies which require people to understand that social platforms are public and their comments on them will reflect on ESPN. At a minimum, comments should not be infammatory or personal. We had a violation of those standards in recent days and our handling of this is a private matter."
The "violation" he is referencing is Hill's criticisms of Trump's problematic policies and beliefs. In a series of tweets, she called the POTUS out for being a "white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists," and went on to also label him a "bigot," "unqualified," and "ignorant."
Take a look at her tweets below, which have since received much praise across social media:
You can read Skipper's memo, in full, here.
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