ESPN Replaces Black Female Announcer for Holding Conservative Views – She Denounced NFL Players Kneeling During Anthem
Sage Steele Wikimedia
ESPN replaced veteran announcer Sage Steele from covering the NBS playoffs for holding conservative views.
Steele denounced NFL players for kneeling during the national anthem. She also complained about the far left protesters shutting down airports in support of open borders.
Steele posted this tweet in November.
— Sage Steele (@sagesteele) November 14, 2016
ESPN finds her conservative views offensive.
The New York Daily News reported:
With the NBA playoffs less than two weeks away, ESPN is making a major roster change.
Veteran basketball analyst Sage Steele, who has courted controversy with her conservative comments on social media, will be replaced by Michelle Beadle as host of “NBA Countdown” on both ESPN and ABC, the networks announced Tuesday.
Steele will continue to appear on ESPN’s “SportsCenter on the Road” and she will have an “expanded on-site presence at events such as the Masters, World Series, Super Bowl, the College Football Playoff, and College Football National Championship,” according to a statement.
Steele, 44, has been with the “Worldwide Leader in Sports” for a decade, but found herself in hot water recently as she weighed in on some hot button issues.
She took to Instagram in January to complain about crowds protesting President Trump’s travel ban.
“So THIS is why thousands of us dragged luggage nearly 2 miles to get to LAX, but still missed our flights,” she captioned a photo of a demonstrators at Los Angeles International Airport.
She also blasted NFL players who chose to kneel during the national anthem and cut short an interview with Arcade Fire’s Win Butler when he began to voice his political opinion after last year’s celebrity All-Star game.