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Colin Kaepernick, others Tweet support for ESPN's Jemele Hill amid Trump controversy

Frank Carnevale
| Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, 1:09 p.m.
Jemele Hill attends ESPN: The Party 2017 held on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, in Houston, Texas. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP)
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Jemele Hill attends ESPN: The Party 2017 held on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, in Houston, Texas. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP)
ESPN “SportsCenter” anchor Jemele Hill.
ESPN
ESPN “SportsCenter” anchor Jemele Hill.

Jemele Hill, a co-host of the 6 p.m. broadcast of ESPN's "SportsCenter," got into a controversy over comments she posted on Twitter calling President Donald Trump "a white supremacist" and "a bigot."

On Monday night, in a series of exchanges with other Twitter users, Hill said, "Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists."

ESPN posted a statement trying to distance the company from her comments .

"The comments on Twitter from Jemele Hill regarding the president do not represent the position of ESPN," the network tweeted Tuesday from its public relations department's account. "We have addressed this with Jemele and she recognizes her actions were inappropriate."

But several athletes and people in the media took to Twitter to voice support for the anchor, including unemployed NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick , who posted "We are with you (at)jemelehill."

Colin Kaepernick, NFL quarterback.

Reggie Miller, former NBA player and currently game analyst for TNT.

Some members of the media also took to Twitter to voice their support for Hill.

Greg Howard, New York Times reporter.

Michael David Smith, Pro Football Talk Managing Editor.

Cari Champion, ESPN anchor.

Gabrielle Union, actress.

But some former ESPNers didn't feel the same way.

Curt Schilling, former MLB pitcher and ESPN baseball analyst.

Britt Henry, former ESPN reporter.

How do you feel about her comments?

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