Social Media Reaction: ESPN Expected to Lay Off 100 On-Air Personalities

On Wednesday morning, multiple reports confirmed that ESPN — the self-reputed World Wide Leader in Sports — was expected to lay off roughly 100 on-air personalities and journalists.

The network has seen its numbers dip considerably over the course of the past few years. There are a few theories as to why this may be the case. Some feel as if ESPN is a bit antiquated as it pertains to digital media. SportsCenter — an hour-long program dedicated to highlights — is becoming somewhat obsolete.

This is solely based on the fact anyone can hop onto the internet in order to catch the up-to-the-minute clip, as opposed to waiting for the play to be shown on television. Twitter and other social media platforms are capitalizing on the tech-heavy culture in which we all operate.

There are also those who believe ESPN is operating with a liberal-heavy agenda. Based upon the divisiveness of the past Presidential election, this is sure to rub some people the wrong way.

Those on social media were incredibly surprised and sad to see well-known individuals get the boot from ESPN. Here are a few of their comments: