ESPN Removes Sage Steele From Programming After Calling Company’s Vaccine Mandates ‘Sick’ and Questioning Barack Obama’s Ethnicity

ESPN has removed personality Sage Steele from programming for a week after she made controversial remarks in a podcast appearance, including calling the company’s coronavirus vaccine mandate “sick” and saying it was “fascinating” that former President Obama self-identifies as Black “considering his Black dad was nowhere to be found.”

 

A source told Front Office Sports on Tuesday that Steele won’t appear in her regular noon “Sportscenter” slot for a week and she will no longer be the host for the 2021 “espnW: Women + Sports Summit,” which will take place from Oct 18-20.

“At ESPN, we embrace different points of view — dialogue and discussion makes this place great,”  ESPN said in a statement. “That said, we expect that those points of view be expressed respectfully, in a manner consistent with our values, and in line with our internal policies.”

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SOURCE: The Hill, Olafimihan Oshin