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ESPN anchor Sage Steele lashed out at her employer for forcing her to take a vaccine she did not want.

Steele, co-host of the 12pm SportsCenter on ESPN, expressed her employee grievance during an appearance on the “Uncut with Jay Cutler” podcast.

She said that she received a Covid mRNA vaccine that day but “didn’t want to do it.”

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“I work for a company that mandates it and I had until September 30th to get it done or I’m out,” Steele told Cutler, a former NFL quarterback.

“I respect everyone’s decision, I really do, but to mandate it is sick and it’s scary to me in many ways. I just, I’m not surprised it got to this point, especially with Disney, I mean a global company like that.”

ESPN is jointly owned by The Walt Disney Company and Hearst Communications.

On Tuesday, Steele retweeted a thought-provoking statement by Orlando Magic center Jonathan Isaac:

“Misrepresentation only allows for others to attack straw men, and not reason with the true ideas and heart of their fellow man. It helps no one! True journalism is dying! I believe it is your God given right to decide if taking the vaccine is right for you! Period!”

Isaac, who previously tested positive for Covid, is among a group of NBA players, including Kyrie Irving and Bradley Beal, who refuse to get the vaccine.