Stephen A. Smith brought up the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in response to the Hong Kong-China controversy on ESPN’s First Take on Tuesday. Smith was speaking about the ongoing NBA controversy surrounding Rockets general manger Daryl Morey after his pro-Hong Kong tweet. Smith was then immediately cut off by co-host Molly Qerim as she said ‘Let’s take a commercial break’. ESPN is known for urging its employees to stay away from politics, and instead only report about sports. Morey’s support for the protests in the Chinese-ruled city angered Beijing, Chinese fans and the team’s business partners in a key NBA market.
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SOURCE: Daily Mail