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ESPN’s Sage Steele Faces Social Media Backlash Over Post Lamenting Missed Flight During LAX Protest

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ESPN anchor Sage Steele came under fire Monday for an Instagram post in which she criticized protestors at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday who she says caused her to miss her flight and forced fellow travelers to walk long distances while carrying luggage.

“So THIS is why thousands of us dragged luggage nearly 2 miles to get to LAX, but still missed our flights,” Steele wrote. Noting that the seven hour wait for her flight to Houston for Super Bowl coverage “won’t affect me that much,” she added, “I love witnessing people exercise their right to protest! But it saddened me to see the joy on their faces knowing that they were successful in disrupting so many people’s travel plans.”

Twitter users criticized Steele for being, in their view, “selfish,” for complaining about her being inconvenienced.

Some fans came to Steele’s defense:

Steele defended her post in an exchange with Sportsnet New York anchor Taylor Rooks.

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