The anchor was suspended for two weeks for violating the network’s social media policy.READ MORE: NYPD: 2 Gunmen Wanted After 10 Shot In Front Of Queens Business; 'A Brazen, Coordinated Attack'
“We found the announced suspension of Jemele Hill to be outrageous at best and insulting in fact,” Sharpton said.
Hill, who is African-American, was criticized last month after referring to President Donald Trump as a “white supremacist.”
Over the weekend, Hill targeted Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones after he said players who disrespect the flag would not play for his team, tweeting Jones “has created a problem for his players, specifically the black ones.” She also said fans who disagree with Jones should target the team’s advertisers and not buy its merchandise.READ MORE: Man Struck, Seriously Injured In Huntington Station Hit-And-Run
Hill later clarified that she was not calling for an NFL boycott.
“She in fact said in the tweet, I’m not calling for a boycott,” Sharpton said. “So what is the basis of the suspension?”
The reverend has requested a meeting with ESPN parent company Disney’s board of directors, WCBS 880’s Myles Miller reported.MORE NEWS: Fauci Says Unvaccinated Americans Are 'Propagating This Outbreak' As Delta Spreads
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