The Los Angeles Lakers superstar, LeBron James, and other NBA players responded on Twitter to ESPN’s suspension of NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski after a mundane email sent to Senator Josh Hawley, R-Mo. by tweeting #FreeWoj on the social media site.
Wojnarowski replied in an email saying “F – k you” after Hawley’s office sent a press release with a letter to NBA commissioner Adam Silver criticizing the league’s decision, the number of messages it received Players on their uniforms are allowed to “restrict”. pre-approved slogans for social justice ”and“ censorship of support ”for law enforcement and criticism of the Chinese Communist Party.
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Hawley wrote in the letter to Silver that “the league’s free expression seems to be on the verge of the sensitivity of your corporate sponsors.”
After the news of Wojnarowski’s suspension became known on Saturday evening, NBA players began tweeting #FreeWoj in support of the longtime basketball reporter.
Here was part of the response across the league:
Wojnarowski, the most prominent reporter from ESPN, brings NBA news to Twitter and his latest news has been dubbed “Woj Bombs”.
Apparently he didn’t appreciate Hawley’s message.
“Don’t criticize #China and don’t express @espn support for law enforcement. It really makes them angry, ”Hawley tweeted with an obvious screenshot of the answer.
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Wojnarowski did not immediately answer the question for a comment, but apologized on Twitter shortly afterwards.
“I was disrespectful and made an unfortunate mistake. I am sorry for how I dealt with myself and I immediately contact Senator Hawley to apologize directly, ”he wrote. “I also have to apologize to my ESPN colleagues because I know that my actions were unacceptable and should not be considered by any of them.”
Fox News’ Ryan Gaydos and Brian Flood contributed to this report.