Shannon Sharpe and Skip Bayless immediately Argue over Damar Hamlin Tweet (

Shannon Sharpe and Skip Bayless immediately Argue over Damar Hamlin Tweet (


Shannon Sharpe, the NFL’s great quarterback, was not present on his daily FS1 program It is undisputed On Tuesday morning, after the terrifying medical situationBillsSafetyDamar HamlinThe situation led to the cancellation of Buffalo’s AFC matchup with the Bengals at Cincinnati. Sharpe’s absence is also noteworthy, since it occurred after Skip Bayless was criticized for tweeting a questionable comment in which he asked the league how they would reschedule the game given the Hamlin situation.

Sharpe spoke to Hamlin on Wednesday’s return to air. He suffered a cardiac arrest Monday night. Sharpe had to revive Hamlin on the field. Bayless tweeted that Bayless is still in critical condition. Bayless was clearly taken by surprise when he made the comments. The two men had an intense exchange in which Sharpe repeatedly cut Bayless apart before agreeing to continue with the program.

There has been much speculation as to why I was not on the air yesterday. I won’t go into speculation, conjecture, or innuendo but I will tell you this. Sharpe opened his monologue by saying that he was struck by the story of Damar Hamlin’s death while watching Monday’s game. We all know that injuries can happen in football. Although I have seen men with ACLs and Achilles tears, I have never witnessed anyone need to be revived or fight for their life on the field.

“Skip tweet something, although I disagree with it, and hopefully Skip’ll take it down. But I didn’t want”, he said, before Bayless intervened.

“Timeout, timeout. Bayless stated, “I’m not going down because it stands by what I tweeted.”

Sharpe responded, “I can’t even go through a monologue with you interfering,” Sharpe said. “I just wanted to say Skip that I did not want to yesterday to get in a position where Damar Hamlin was the problem. Your tweet should have been about him. This is what I had planned to do. You can’t let me even finish my first monologue, without interrupting.”

Bayless replied, “I had the impression you were not going to bring it up because nobody here has a problem with that Tweet.”

“Clearly, your bosses expected you to explain, so it was obvious that somebody had a problem …,” Sharpe stated, before Bayless got in yet again.

Sharpe interrupted him to continue the show.

On Monday night at 9:30 p.m. ET: Just after Hamlin’s collapse on the field, Bayless tweets, “No doubt, the NFL is considering postponing this rest of the game – but how?” A game this important to the regular season outcome is so crucial at this late stage of the season… it suddenly feels irrelevant.”

The health of a young man is the most important thing. Bayless replied nearly an hour later in a follow up tweet. I’m sorry that this was unclear, but Bayless said that his health is the most important thing. Everything else is meaningless. He is my prayer and I will keep praying for him.”

Bayless, who hosted the show on Tuesday without Sharpe, opened the discussion by saying sorry for trying to incorporate other topics into the conversation, before eventually declining to apologize for his tweet.

I apologise for the actions we are going to take today. We’ll try to keep the show running as usual. “I’m ashamed to admit that I am still shaken by the events last night with Damar Hamlin.” Bayless stated to begin Tuesday’s program without Sharpe. “In fact, I’m still wrecked. “In fact, I don’t think I can do this show today. It was so hard to sleep last night that I finally decided to try it.

We debated for a long time whether or not to do the show because we felt that this was a difficult situation. We don’t want to be insensitive about the situation this young man was in. As the show continues, we will talk about sports but also talk about the events that happened last night. With your help and our audience, we’ll try to figure it out.

Later, he addressed the tweet and said that it had been misunderstood. His Fox boss had asked him clarify his meaning.

Bayless stated Tuesday that “And then, my third tweet” was sent. He believed it had been widely misunderstood and misinterpreted. Awful Announcing. “I do not follow the Twitter conversation, I only tweet. My boss at Fox called me and asked “Hey, people really are reacting strongly to you tweet. Maybe you should clarify.” I made it clear that it was very hard to delay a game this important, but my last tweet seemed so insignificant. My point was that it all became irrelevant because of what happened on the field before all the players…they were shaken to the foundations. This was the first NFL history.

Sharpe, based upon how the events played out, doesn’t believe that Fox brass were in disagreement with Sharpe’s tweet. The whole episode made for uncomfortable and awkward television, on Wednesday morning at FS1.

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