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Sport ESPN announcer Mark Jones sends controversial tweet about police ahead of Army game

00:45  27 september  2020
00:45  27 september  2020 Source:   yardbarker.com

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ESPN announcer Mark Jones expressed an anti- police sentiment ahead of calling the Army game , which was viewed as hypocritical. ESPN announcer Mark Jones sent an anti- police tweet on Wednesday that received attention online. Jones will be calling Saturday’s Army -Cincinnati game

ESPN play-by-play announcer Mark Jones will refuse the standard police protection for his Saturday college football game , he said on Twitter. The tweet came in the early hours of Thursday after the officers who shot Breonna Taylor were not charged in her death. Jones is working the game between

ESPN announcer Mark Jones sent an anti-police tweet on Wednesday that received attention online.

Mark Jones wearing a suit and tie: ESPN announcer indicated in a tweet he does not want a police escort to the upcoming game he's covering. © Photo by Icon Sportswire ESPN announcer indicated in a tweet he does not want a police escort to the upcoming game he's covering.

Jones will be calling Saturday’s Army-Cincinnati game and said that he doesn’t want any police involvement/police escort for the game. He says he fears he will be shot by an officer over his skin color and doesn’t want to sign his “own death certificate.” He questioned the police’s ability to protect him.

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ESPN play-by-play announcer Mark Jones will refuse the standard police protection for his Saturday college football game , he said on Twitter. The tweet came in the early hours of Thursday after the officers who shot Breonna Taylor were not charged in her death. Jones is working the game between

ESPN announcer Mark Jones this week said he plans to refuse police protection at an upcoming game because, "I’m not signing my own death certificate." "Saturday at my football game I’ll tell the police officer on duty to 'protect' me he can just take the day off," he tweeted Thursday, amid ongoing

Mark Jones wearing a suit and tie: ESPN announcer indicated in a tweet he does not want a police escort to the upcoming game he's covering. © Photo by Icon Sportswire ESPN announcer indicated in a tweet he does not want a police escort to the upcoming game he's covering.

Jones’ tweet was viewed by many as extremely hyperbolic, and somewhat hypocritical. In the past, Jones shared on Twitter how thankful he was for a police presence.

In 2011, Jones boasted about how much he enjoyed the special treatment he received from having a police escort to games.

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Mark Jones , a veteran broadcaster at ESPN , is scheduled to call Saturday’s game between Army and Cincinnati and on Twitter made it known that he won’t be needing the security of a police officer for the afternoon. The 58-year-old tweeted that he’d “rather not have the officer shoot me because he feared

An ESPN college football announcer made quite the claim on Twitter heading into Week 4 of the 2020 regular season. Mark Jones , a veteran play-by-play man for the Worldwide “Saturday at my football game I’ll tell the police officer on duty to ‘protect’ me he can just take the day off,” Jones tweeted .

He did the same in 2016:

He also praised a police officer in 2016 for making a positive impact in the community.

As recently as 2018, he expressed gratitude for Syracuse police helping him to find a lost bag.

This week, Jones liked tweets about Nick Bosa, who has openly supported Donald Trump in the past, tearing his ACL. He also retweeted a tweet calling Trump a “white supremacist.” ESPN declined comment when asked about Jones’ Trump retweet.

Jones, 58, has been calling games for ABC and ESPN since 1990. He was involved in a past issue we covered in 2018 when he got pulled from calling Washington games due to issues with the program.

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