Shannon Sharpe Gets Testy with Skip Bayless Because of Insensitive Damar Hamlin Tweet

Shannon Sharpe Gets Testy with Skip Bayless Because of Insensitive Damar Hamlin Tweet

Shannon Sharpe Gets Testy with Skip Bayless Because of Insensitive Damar Hamlin Tweet

It is definitely Undisputed that Shannon Sharpe is not in a happy place with co-host Skip Bayless.

Less than a month after a heated on-air discussion between Undisputed co-hosts Sharpe and Bayless, the two were at odds once again while appearing live on their show. According to The New York Post, after taking the previous day off, Sharpe returned to the show on Wednesday and immediately confronted a controversial situation that dealt with a Tweet that Bayless sent during a football game on Monday.

During the nationally televised football game between the Buffalo Bills and the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday night, Bills safety Damar Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest after completing a play on the field. As the play stopped and Hamlin was being resuscitated, the game was suspended initially before the officials decided to postpone it.

During the time in between the decision on how to continue, Bayless sent out an insensitive tweet stating the importance of the game being played although Hamlin’s life was literally being saved.

“No doubt the NFL is considering postponing the rest of this game – but how? This late in the season, a game of this magnitude is crucial to the regular-season outcome … which suddenly seems so irrelevant.”

The backlash was immediate as people did not understand why Bayless, knowing that a young man is lying on the ground, fighting for his life, would make such a statement.

Sharpe did not show up for the Undisputed taping on Tuesday. People speculated that his absence was due to Bayless sending out that Tweet, but he also didn’t remove it after people spoke out against it.

As Sharpe began his monologue to open the show, he did make mention of the message Bayless tweeted out. Before Sharpe could finish his thought, Bayless immediately cut him off without hearing the conclusion of what his co-host was going to end with.

“There has been a lot of speculation of why I wasn’t on-air yesterday, and I won’t get into speculation or conjecture and innuendo, but I will say this: In watching that game on Monday night, what happened to Damar Hamlin struck me a little different,” Sharpe said. “As a brotherhood in the NFL, when injuries happen, and we know injuries are a part of the game … but I’ve never seen anybody have to be revived and fight for their life on the field.

He goes on to approach the elephant in the room.

“… Skip tweeted something and although I disagree with the tweet, and hopefully Skip will take it down.”

Before he is able to speak on it, Bayless cuts him off.

“Timeout, I’m not going to take it down. I stand by what I tweeted.”

Clearly agitated, Sharpe then says, “I cannot even get through a monologue without you interrupting me… I didn’t want yesterday to get into a situation where Damar Hamlin was the issue. We should’ve been talking about him and not getting into your tweet. That was what I wasn’t going to do, but you can’t even let me finish my open monologue.”

The pair was able to get past the tense exchange before continuing the show.

Shannon Sharpe Gets Testy with Skip Bayless Because of Insensitive Damar Hamlin Tweet

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