Deadspin slammed sports reporter ESPN Sage Steele like their âIdiot of the Yearâ # 6, but the initial story came up with a silly title of their own.
“IDIOT OF THE YEAR # 6: Sage Steele, the Black Candace OwensDeadspin tweeted and posted according to numerous Twitter accounts who took a screenshot and shared the outrageous headline. The shoddy headline would imply that Candace Owens is not black, which of course is a misrepresentation.
The tweet has since been deleted and Deadspin has removed âBlackâ from its corrected title which now reads: âIDIOT OF THE YEAR # 6: Sage Steele, ESPN’s Candace Owensâ.
Amazing job here. pic.twitter.com/l2UuDfofF1
– Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) December 30, 2021
Sage Steele has more talent and intelligence on his little finger than the entire Deadspin staff put together pic.twitter.com/Jk8w6xIQCe
– Adam Carolla (@adamcarola) December 30, 2021
“the black Candace Owens” pic.twitter.com/bNO5t8vWyL
– Greg Price (@ greg_price11) December 30, 2021
– Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) December 30, 2021
– Bobby Burack (@burackbobby_) December 30, 2021
.@sagesteele is one of the best show hosts you will find and an amazing person https://t.co/ZgvXFPkdwO
– Bobby Carpenter (@ Bcarp3) December 30, 2021
Is not it @RealCandaceO Candace Owens the real black Candace Owens? https://t.co/uZRRebBqTQ
– Dr Mark Young (@MarkYoungTruth) December 30, 2021
– Dean Cain (@RealDeanCain) December 30, 2021
– Candace (@thecandaceshow) December 30, 2021
The comparison with Owens is nothing new for Steele. Owens is black and Steele is bi-racial, but both offer controversial conservative political views. In October, Steele joined the former NFL quarterback Jay cutler on his podcast and offered a big smile when the comparison to Owens was brought up.
âI respect Candace Owens hell,â Steele told Cutler. “Because whether you agree or not, she doesn’t care what you think, and she’ll say what she thinks.” “
Regarding Deadspin’s # 6 Idiot of the Year, the post focused on Steele’s assessment of Covid and his vaccine hesitation in 2021. During the interview with Cutler, Steele lashed out at ESPN’s vaccine mandate and admitted she received the blow reluctantly. .
Shortly after the interview, ESPN decided that Steele should take time off. The move proved necessary, as Steele ironically tested positive for Covid days after blasting ESPN’s tenure. Steele returned to ESPN in October and continues to anchor the Network’s lunchtime edition of Sports center.
– Sage Steele (@sagesteele) December 30, 2021
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