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ESPN’s Mark Jones’ Disturbing Behavior Continues With ‘Rot in Hell’ Rush Limbaugh Tweets

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Conservative or liberal, black or white, male or female, there are lines you shouldn’t cross. Yet ESPN’s Mark Jones continues to cross them in a disturbing way.

Wednesday morning, Rush Limbaugh passed away after a battle with lung cancer. Sure, Limbaugh was a controversial figure, but he was also a human being with a life and a family. Agree with his opinions or not, his family, friends, and supporters are grieving today, much like so many families do when they’ve lost a loved one to lung cancer. I’m not telling anyone they should have to pretend to support Limbaugh today, but anyone who is celebrating his death, the death of a stranger, is celebrating the pain of his family. Unsurprisingly, ESPN’s Mark Jones is one of those people.

I sometimes joke around about people at ESPN. I know a lot of them. I’ve covered most of them. I find most to be overly sensitive, insecure, and much too determined to push political points they really know nothing about. But I’m not joking when it comes to Mark Jones. He’s hateful, he’s irrational, and he’s embarrassing for ESPN.

Moments after Limbaugh’s grieving wife announced he had passed, Jones predictably went on Twitter to like nasty tweets about Limbaugh’s death.

No one is telling Jones to agree with Limbaugh on his points about race, gender, and politics — many of which are misrepresented in those tweets — but for that to be Jones’ first move after the man died from cancer is sickening. And this is not a one-time matter for Jones, either. This is repeated behavior.

Jones has been caught liking several tweets mocking people suffering because they don’t agree with him politically. During the football season, Jones enjoyed the tweets that mocked Nick Bosa for tearing his ACL, an injury that threatens his entire NFL career. What did Bosa do to deserve that? He may have voted for former President Donald Trump.

Don’t move on, think about it. Jones is celebrating a career-threatening injury because of whom the player voted for. That’s not being passionate about politics, that’s hate.

Famously, Mark Jones claimed this year that he would refuse assistance from police, many of whom have protected him and helped him arrive at games safely, because he claims they would want to shoot him. That isn’t just hate, that’s also idiocy.

Here is a photo of the racist police Jones claims might want to shoot him:

He also called Trump a terrorist:

 

I have never called for a network to fire anyone. The most I’ve said is that certain personalities are failing in the ratings — Bomani Jones, Sarah Spain, Pablo Torre — and are taking away opportunities from others who are succeeding. And I’m not calling for ESPN to fire Mark Jones. I’m saying they owe their viewers an explanation. They need to address Jones’ behavior.

I asked ESPN for comment on Jones mocking Limbaugh’s death, but they declined to comment. ESPN may not owe me a comment, but how hard would it be to tell the audience that the network doesn’t support mocking someone dying from cancer, calling police murderers, or poking fun at a player tearing his ACL?

Perhaps ESPN is addressing this internally, though I doubt it. ESPN has been promoting Jones all year for similar actions. The Sacramento Kings even hired Jones after firing Grant Napear for saying “All Lives Matter.” The truth is, sports media rewards those who calls people racist because they are afraid if they don’t, they will be labeled “racist” themselves. The executives at ESPN are not dumb, they are cowards. So are those at Disney who allow this but fire Gina Carano. They are too afraid of the backlash from social media and the New York Times to address Jones’ despicable behavior.

This won’t change. Mark Jones will continue to like disgusting tweets, while ESPN employees with other views remain afraid to even follow accounts of those who see the world differently.

Written by Bobby Burack

Bobby Burack covers media, politics, and sports at OutKick.

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  1. Mark Jones is an idiot with a faulty brain. What happened to this guy? Actually I’m sure all these hateful feelings were always there it’s just that now ESPN and socially media gave him a place to project his hate. I’m sure a therapists head would spin after half a session with this guy. Must be some dark shit going on in that head to disparage a man after the announcement of his death and to celebrate a major injury to an athlete based on who he voted for. I said after reading Gary Sheffield’s article that I’m seeing a lot of this hate coming from women these days but I’ll add feminine men to that.

  2. I don’t often say “fireable offense “ but this may cross the line. Jones is garbage. Like most leftists hate is his oxygen. There should be a Geico ad : when you are a leftist you hate, it’s what you do.

    • The Sacramento Kings actually fired Grant Napear, the play by play guy for nearly 20 years, for tweeting “all lives matter” in response to a Demarcus Cousins tweet and hired this MF’r, Mark Jones in Napears place. And I’m over the NBA and espn for this kind of shit.
      Give a listen to Megyn Kelly’s show today about a high school girl who had accusations of racism thrown at her and how it all played out. It’s not even the accuser that upsets me because she sounded unstable. It’s the p**sy school administrators that scare me as they just went along with it in fear of they themselves being labeled as racist.

  3. The Kings and ESPN should get together for a dual firing.
    Jones is a bit of excrement that broke off from a vast Canadian turd and made it his mission to fan hate and division in this country, where he is so gainfully employed.

    Frankly, the NBA should step up, tell the Kings Jones has to go, and follow through in the same way with ESPN. The league has approval rights over the broadcasters, I’m assuming.

  4. As Sane Person said above, it’s who these people are. And these people are running ESPN, the NBA, most of the media, etc. These people are utter garbage with zero humanity. All we can do is to not support them and I don’t. I have literally kept them out of my life as much as humanly possible.

  5. Stories are now coming a out about Rush’s generosity. John Rich talked about a benefit for St Jude’s and Rush made a $100,000 contribution with one condition — that it remain anonymous. The new scholarship in Rush’s name for fallen Marines to give their kids college scholarships was a result of Rush giving over $3.5 million to this cause over the years. I’m curious what this garbage human Mark Jones has done with his fat ESPN salary.

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