ESPN's senior news director has forbidden on-air talent from discussing the political specifics of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, even as they are forced to address China's severe response to an NBA team executive who publicly supported Hong Kong demonstrators, Deadspin reported.
Daryl Morey, general manager of the NBA's Houston Rockets, posted a tweet Friday supporting the Hong Kong protesters.
The protesters have, for several months now, been resisting creeping influence of the Communist Chinese government in Hong Kong, the former British colony that maintains a democratic form of government.
Morey's tweet caused numerous Chinese entities to sever ties with the Rockets and the NBA.
The Hong Kong protests are not controversial in America.