This week, some prominent on-air personalities at ESPN were shown the door such as Ed Werder, Trent Dilfer, Marc Stein, Jayson Stark, and Danny Kanell.
Many people on social media are celebrating the firings of people they strongly dislike, while others are upset that the Worldwide leader in Sports hasn’t fired Jemele Hill and Michael Smith yet.
Many Twitter users logged on and vented their frustrations as to why these two are still on air.
ESPN does layoffs and doesn’t cancel SC6 with Jemele Hill and Michael Smith?
— Old Row Tennessee (@OldRowVols) April 26, 2017
With all the layoffs at ESPN how the hell did Michael Smith and Jemele Hill make the cut?! Oh, wait. I know the answer. — Tom Clifft Campbell (@tomcampbell3) April 28, 2017
Oh helllll nah… I was silent about the layoffs…But come on yo… No way Marc Stein gets fired and Jemele Hill stays lol… https://t.co/EwnYx8ZGo2
— #DirtyBirdNation (@RIPstian3) April 28, 2017
update: Jemele Hill and Michael Smith still have jobs at ESPN, after massive layoffs. Network is heading in the wrong direction. — Miles (@ISAlAH_THOMAS) April 27, 2017
— Austin Bauerle (@Austin_B21) April 26, 2017
ESPN kept Jemele Hill and Michael Smith? Their show is garbage.
— Lane Bush (@lbush34) April 26, 2017
— Tony Seghetti (@TSeghetti11) April 26, 2017
How and why did Michael Smith and Jemele Hill survive the ESPN layoffs — Brian Gross (@briangross23) April 26, 2017
Waiting for the announcement that Michael Smith and Jemele Hill are the next ESPN layoffs so I can get my 6:00 sportscenter back
— Rob Kosciuk (@RobKosciuk) April 26, 2017
If ESPN is gonna fire 100 people and Jemele Hill isn’t one of them, then there’s no point in doing any of this. #ESPNLayoffs
— Joe (@JoeFL65) April 26, 2017
Michael Smith and Jemele Hill have jobs at ESPN, but Jayson Stark, Andy Katz, & Ed Werder do not. ESPN deserves to go belly-up. — Ethan Ralph (@TheRalphRetort) April 27, 2017
Ppl mad at ESPN: How could you fire honest, decent ppl with families.
Same ppl: Fire Jemele Hill, Michael Smith, and Stephen A. Smith
— Chris (@_blackmamba__) April 26, 2017
Jemele Hill eventually responded to all the trolls:
It is difficult day at ESPN. So I’m seriously not here for the nonsense.
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) April 26, 2017
— Brett (@wycinski_12) April 27, 2017
— John McCaskill (@mccaskill_john) April 27, 2017
If anybody is actually left at ESPN after this, we need a 30 for 30 on the #ESPNLayoffs
— Sam (@SamDanes26) April 26, 2017
— Adam Maddox (@MaddoxTellsAll) April 26, 2017
— james levendusky (@levendusky1) April 26, 2017
First people ESPN should be firing, but won’t: Max Kellerman, Jemele Hill and Michael Smith. #ESPNLayoffs
— Charles Martel (@KeepItRealist) April 26, 2017
#ESPNLayoffs fired Ed Werder but Michael smith and jemele hill still have jobs
Thats some BS
— zepblackstar … (@zepblackstar) April 26, 2017
— Alec Hanss (@AlecHanss) April 27, 2017
— Jerald Ridgway (@jerald_ridgway) April 27, 2017
— mikey day (@whamsauce) April 27, 2017
— Tom Stokes (@SportsPlusShow) April 26, 2017
Let’s hope Bilas, Jemele Hill, Wilbon, Tony K, Berman, S.A.S., Dicky V and several more get cut #ESPNLayoffs
— Jeremy Stone (@juicyjstone) April 26, 2017