Fox Sports activities host Shannon Sharpe was lacking from his FS1 present Undisputed he cohosts with Skip Bayless. Sharpe was not on the present following a controversial tweet Bayless posted following Damar Hamlin’s medical emergency Monday night time.
After Hamlin collapsed on the sector throughout Monday Night time Soccer and as first responders had been giving the NFL participant CPR, Bayless posted a tweet that garnered backlash.
“Little question the NFL is contemplating suspending the remainder of this sport,” Bayless tweeted. “However how? This late within the season, a sport of this magnitude is essential to the regular-season consequence … which out of the blue appears so irrelevant.”
Many felt that Bayless’ tweet was tactless because the uncertainty over Hamlin’s well-being was the main target, not the sport. TMZ is now reporting that Sharpe “was upset” over his cohost’s tweet, which could have led to him skipping the present.
When Undisputed went on air Tuesday on FS1, Sharpe was noticeably absent with Bayless saying, “Clearly, my accomplice, Shannon Sharpe, just isn’t right here as we speak. I look ahead to seeing him tomorrow.” Bayless additionally apologized to viewers as he went on air to proceed with the present.
“I apologize for what for what we’re going to got down to do right here as we speak, if it offends anybody as a result of we’re going to attempt to do the present just about as ordinary we do the present,” Bayless stated. “I’ll admit up entrance that I’m nonetheless shook up about what occurred final night time to Damar Hamlin. The truth is, I’m nonetheless wrecked. The truth is, I’m unsure I’m able to doing this present as we speak.”
Bayless continued, “The truth is, I’m nonetheless wrecked. The truth is, I’m unsure I’m able to doing this present as we speak however after barely sleeping on it, I made a decision to offer it a strive. Possibly I’ll fail, perhaps we are going to fail however we’re going to strive.”
On Monday night time, after Bayless observed the backlash he tweeted a clarification of his earlier tweet saying, “Nothing is extra essential than that younger man’s well being. That was the purpose of my final tweet. I’m 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.”