ESPN’s Sage Steele is being benched as the NBA playoffs are about to hit our airwaves. Steele who was the host of NBA Countdown on ABC and ESPN until today when it was reported that she would be replaced by Sportsnation host Michelle Beadle. Now when a African-American woman loses her job randomly, most black people would have her back…well this case is not too random and there are various reasons Sage is not getting much support by the black community.
Sage Steele has expressed some very strong and interesting views on two issues that has the people calling for her head. When Donald Trump tried to enact the
Travel Muslim Ban, Steele took to her Instagram page and did not show any solidarity or compassion. She instead complained about having to miss her flight.
She also had harsh words on former San Franciso quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, when he was taking a knee during the National Anthem in protesting police brutality. So today’s news was met with celebrations by many on the internet.
"Why would we get a fake white woman when we could get a real one?"- @RealDLHughley on Sage Steele getting fired from ESPN
— The DL Hughley Show (@DLHughleyRadio) April 4, 2017
Sage Steele is finally away from NBA THANK YOU
— Zubin (@zoobSp) April 4, 2017
First time ever black ppl are happy that a black person losing their job to a white person. Bye Sage Steele. LOL pic.twitter.com/ofywh9GM0j
— Jay Anderson (@jayserius) April 4, 2017
Steele still remains with ESPN, but if the backlash is the factor behind this move, one can only wonder for how much longer.