Shannon Sharpe rocked the sporting world on Wednesday night after it was announced he’s leaving Undisputed after a contract buyout.
The Hall of Fame tight end turned sports analyst is likely to get a media job somewhere, as he’s become a fan favorite over the years.
Even so, it leaves Undisputed in an awkward position, as they’re now left with Skip Bayless as the lone host.
— Front Office Sports (@FOS) June 1, 2023
Many point out that Bayless and Sharpe were butting heads, especially throughout the early portion of 2023.
In the aftermath, sports fans can’t help but congratulate Shannon Sharpe for his decision while many are also roasting Skip Bayless.
Good for @ShannonSharpe! Nobody should have to put up with the abuse and nastiness of bayless… Mr. Sharpe will be on to better things now!
— Selina Grissom (@LilRdVet2) June 1, 2023
Leaving Skip Bayless might be the best career move for Shannon Sharpe.
Unc was ready to bounce. Good for him!
— Off-Season Kyle ✈️ 🏁 (@KRiz53) June 1, 2023
Bayless has really rubbed people the wrong way lately.
Good for him. Skip is a condescending clown
— Mr. E (@elkabong82) June 1, 2023
Some fans think it’s time for Bayless to call it a career while others believe he’ll stay.
We ain’t that lucky dude
— Coke Rabbit 🏆 🐶 (@RostafarianJam) June 1, 2023
Meanwhile, some people saw this coming a mile away.
Put your glasses back on. We saw this coming.
— Chris Johnson (@ChrisJayMusic) June 1, 2023
Leaving sooner may not have been an option. But it makes sense now that Sharpe has a following of his own.
I'm surprised it took Shannon this long to leave Skip
— kusang2k (@m52773827) June 1, 2023
We’ll see what Shannon Sharpe does next with his career and whether or not Skip Bayless keeps going.
The Hall of Fame tight end will remain with Undisputed until after the conclusion of the NBA Finals.
In the meantime, Fox Sports 1 will have decisions to make regarding the show.