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Stephen A. Smith flips off Skip Bayless on ESPN’s First Take

During one of ESPN’s morning shows, First Take, analyst Stephen A. Smith appears to have flipped off his nemesis, Skip Bayless. These two get into very heated arguments every morning, but have also kept the arguments professional for the most part with a bit of entertainment sprinkled in to keep the viewers interest. The argument during the incident was about who was going to play better in the Super Bowl, Tom Brady or Eli Manning. The middle finger issue has caused quite the controversy throughout the media since the incident occurred on Thursday morning. Soon after the show, Stephen A. said that it was a misunderstanding, and that it was just an errant hand gesture. Some people won’t believe him, mostly because anyone who’s ever watched the show would like to flip off Skip Bayless, also it’s hard to believe Stephen A. would do something that stupid and that obvious on the most popular sports channel of cable television. It was also reported on Yahoo Sports that no one from either set noticed anything wrong, not even Bayless.

This is a tweet that Stephen A. released soon after the episode ended:

Here a picture of Stephen A. Smith “flipping off” Skip Bayless:


Finally, here is the video of how it all went down. I believe Stephen A. Smith, what do you think?

About J.B. Blanchard

I am senior journalism major at DePaul University using this blog as a launching pad hopefully for a career as a sports writer. I am very passionate about all sports and always up to date on the latest sports scores, news and hot topics.

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