Sage Steele Calls People Out Over Response To DeSean Jackson
Sage Steele called people out this week over a lack of response to DeSean Jackson’s antisemitic comments.
In Steele’s estimation, Jackson’s recent Instagram rant was not met with the same level of disapproval as Drew Brees’ relatively harmless remarks about not kneeling for the National Anthem.
In a social media post on Friday, Steele noted that Jackson’s actions were “undeniably worse” than Brees’. Moreover, she said that the “lack of outrage” over what Jackson said was extremely frustrating to her.
“Frustrating to see the lack of outrage for what Desean said, which was undeniably worse than what Brees said” she wrote.
“Are we all in on holding ppl accountable for insensitive remarks? Or only when it’s convenient for us?”
Steele did not limit her criticism to social media. On Thursday’s SportsCenter, she pointed out that many of the athletes who often say that “silence is compliance” when it comes to matters impacting African Americans are oddly quiet in this instance.
ESPN attempts to stay relatively neutral when it comes to political matters, so it will be interesting to see if the network allows Steele to speak freely on this matter or if they try to shut her down.
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