Shannon Sharpe Skipped FS1 Present Over Skip Bayless’ Damar Hamlin Tweet
Skip Bayless hosted Tuesday morning’s episode of Undisputed alone, with out Shannon Sharpe, and it was no accident … we’re advised the Corridor of Famer was upset with the opinionated TV host’s controversial tweet despatched minutes after Damar Hamlin‘s coronary heart stopped throughout MNF.
And, TMZ Sports activities is advised the community — which desires Sharpe again as quickly as attainable — does not know if he’ll return to work on Wednesday.
The controversy began when Bayless tweeted … “Little doubt the NFL is contemplating suspending the remainder of this sport – however how? This late within the season, a sport of this magnitude is essential to the regular-season consequence … which all of the sudden appears so irrelevant.”
The backlash got here quick and furiously … with everybody from followers to present and former star athletes like Darrelle Revis, Dez Bryant, “Sauce” Gardner and others moving into on Skip.
Within the wake of criticism, and fewer than an hour after his unique message, Bayless tried to make clear his level, writing … “Nothing is extra essential than that younger man’s well being. That was the purpose of my final tweet. I am sorry if that was misunderstood however his well being is all that issues. Once more, every little thing else is irrelevant. I prayed for him & will proceed to.”
However, clearly, it wasn’t sufficient for his companion, Shannon … ‘trigger when Undisputed went reside Tuesday morning, Sharpe was nowhere to be discovered.
to get official phrase on why Shannon Sharpe didn’t be a part of Skip Bayless to speak about Damar Hamlin (or the tweet). We all know little, besides, as @Raggs_No_Riches well identified, there have been some tense on-air moments between them lately. pic.twitter.com/lWI1MQmiwi
— Timothy Bella (@TimBella) January 3, 2023
Some speculated Shannon might’ve merely had the day without work, however our sources inform us that is not the case — this was a direct response to Bayless’ tweet.
A couple of minutes into the present, Skip seemingly tried to clear the air with out straight addressing the rationale behind Shannon’s absence, saying, “Clearly, my companion, Shannon Sharpe, just isn’t right here at this time. I stay up for seeing him tomorrow.”
Bayless additionally began the present telling the viewers he was going to (try and) method the present as he would some other weekday … although he wasn’t certain if he’d be capable of get by way of the emotional matter.
“I apologize for what we’re got down to do if it offends anybody as a result of we’ll attempt to do the present just about as we often do the present however I am going to admit upfront, I am nonetheless shook up by what occurred final evening to Damar Hamlin.”
Skip continued … “Actually, I am nonetheless wrecked. Actually, I am undecided I am able to doing this present at this time however after barely sleeping on it, I made a decision to offer it a strive. Possibly I am going to fail, perhaps we’ll fail however we’ll strive.”
Hamlin, most significantly, continues to be within the Intensive Care Unit of a Cincinnati hospital, preventing for his life.