SportsCenter anchor Sage Steele is talking out in regards to the Walt Disney Company’s vaccine mandate, which compelled her to decide between a jab and a job. Steele’s employer, ESPN, is owned by the Walt Disney Company, which introduced in August that each one salaried and non-union hourly staff could be required to be absolutely vaccinated inside 60 days. The requirement left the veteran sports activities host no alternative however to get vaccinated, regardless of her objections.
Steele advised former NFL quarterback Jay Cutler that she “didn’t want to do it,” throughout an look on his podcast, “Uncut with Jay Cutler.”
Sage Steele says ESPN’s vaccine mandate is ‘sick’ and ‘scary to me in many ways’ https://t.co/3nwNx1r1MC pic.twitter.com/JIYZZJkXqB
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) September 28, 2021
Steele, 48, who previously pushed again in opposition to ESPN’s one-sided liberal agenda, as soon as once more sounded off on the worldwide chief, particularly their vaccine mandate. “I work for a company that mandates it, and I had until September 30th to get it done or I’m out,” mentioned Steele.
A fixture on ESPN programming since 2007, Steele just isn’t anti-vax, she’s anti-mandate. She advised Cutler: “I respect everyone’s decision, I really do, but to mandate it is sick and it’s scary to me in many ways. I just, I’m not surprised it got to this point, especially with Disney, I mean a global company like that.”
Steele’s been one of many few ESPN personalities prepared to talk out in opposition to masks mandates and a media bias that leans closely in direction of the left. In reality, she will be the just one. Last week, she retweeted a graphic shared by OutKick founder Clay Travis, exhibiting that extra kids have been shot in Chicago this yr than have died from COVID.
The sick development continues because it has for YEARS in Chicago.
Funny how nobody talks about it publicly..a lot much less does something about it.
But sure — let’s hold masking up our youngsters! SMH.
Once once more, when information do not match the narrative………
— Sage Steele (@sagesteele) September 23, 2021
“Funny how no one talks about it publicly..much less does anything about it. But yes– let’s keep masking up our children! SMH. Once again, when facts don’t fit the narrative…,” tweeted Steele, in response to Travis’ publish.
ESPN received’t need to look far to discover a deserving recipient of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at subsequent yr’s ESPYs. In Steele, they’ve an in-house candidate who: “possesses strength in the face of adversity, courage in the face of peril and the willingness to stand up for their beliefs no matter what the cost,” the precise qualities ESPN seeks of their yearly award winner.
Her probabilities of being nominated are slim to none. But hey, it’s value a shot.