Here Are The Best Twitter Reactions From Sports Fans Furious Over John Clayton’s Firing From ESPN
By now, you’ve likely heard that ESPN has shockingly unshockingly let go of one of its most respected sports reporters in John Clayton. Clayton’s two decades of experience and Hall of Fame career was no match for the “company-wide restructuring” that cost the company over 100 casualties starting last month.
Clayton served as senior NFL writer and commentator at ESPN for 23 years and starred in the greatest “This is SportsCenter” TV commercials. In 2007, Clayton was inducted into the writer’s wing of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Clayton is still talking NFL with an ESPN connection. Clayton also hosts a radio show in Seattle, and will continue in that role, according to Sporting News.
Despite Clayton’s acceptance of his fate, many sports fans were irate to see their fan favorite get the axe. Here are some of the reactions that best sum up the temperature on Twitter.