Sports activities followers are sad with Bell Media.
The Canadian media conglomerate let go greater than 200 workers this previous week, together with sportscaster Dan O’Toole, co-host of the favored TSN highlights present SportsCentre with Jay and Dan.
Had I identified final evening was my closing present, I’d have tried a bit more durable. Ahhhh, who am I kidding. I most likely would not have. It was a wild trip. In case you obtained our present, you then laughed together with us. Thanks! Peace and love and let’s increase a glass collectively as soon as Covid is over.
— Dan O’Toole (@notontvotoole) February 4, 2021
O’Toole and longtime working mate Jay Onrait returned to Canada and TSN in 2017, after 4 years with Fox Sports activities 1 in america.
Different well-known TSN sportscasters included within the current layoffs embody longtime Ottawa reporter Brent Wallace, and SportsCentre anchor Natasha Staniszewski in response to one report.
“We’ve got made some modifications at TSN as we streamline the group,” a Bell Media spokesperson informed Each day Hive. “The modifications have affected some on-air personalities, who depart with our honest thanks for his or her contributions to the community and the sports activities neighborhood.”
These layoffs have left sports activities followers very sad, they usually took to social media to specific their frustration.
Hey @BellMediaPR “Ya blew it”
— Sunny Aujla (@sunnyaujla83) February 5, 2021
— Jesse Hume (@jesse_hume) February 4, 2021
— Lee Haeusler (@leehaushaeusler) February 5, 2021
It’s refreshing to know TV execs North of the Border make colossally unhealthy choices that viewers hate as typically as those down right here.
— Not the USA Hockey GM (@MockUSAHockeyGM) February 5, 2021
Dan O’Toole, Natasha Staniszewski and Brent Wallace let go by TSN as a part of Bell Media layoffs…
Breaking apart Jay & Dan is a large mistake…
Can’t say I’m pleased with any of those cuts…@HabsUnfiltered
— Matt Smith (@Snakebite350) February 5, 2021
Jay and Dan was at all times my fav present. 😢 https://t.co/OdTEFxJdTY
— Peter Bojarinov (@russian98) February 5, 2021
Completely blasphemous that TSN removed Dan O’Toole #JanAndDan was absolute go to within the morning. https://t.co/wvDQJCMm61
— Andrew S. Rupp (@AndrewSRupp) February 4, 2021
I’ll certain miss #JayAndDan. Maybe my favorite factor that has ever occurred to me is when Jay learn a tweet I had simply tweeted stay on the present whereas I used to be watching. There’s no different present the place this type of magic may occur. Thanks to @notontvotoole for a few years of guffaws. pic.twitter.com/Lfqc8V1jh5
— Donovan Woods (@DonovanWoods) February 5, 2021
Bell shedding Dan O’Toole with out discover and with out giving Jay and Dan a correct finale breaks my coronary heart
— nick worth (@nickprice91) February 5, 2021
Slicing Dan O’Toole is bullshiiiiiiiit
— Mike (@HabsLaughs) February 4, 2021
Dan O’Toole being let go from TSN is an absolute rubbish resolution on Bell Media’s take. If Videotron wasn’t the [email protected] main cable community in Quebec, I’d be altering to elsewhere. Dan and Jay revolutionized sports activities highlights. What a disgrace…
— Jordan Marques (@JMarquesTSD) February 5, 2021
Simply heard Dan O’Toole, Toolsey is gone from @TSN_Sports. What a rattling disgrace.
— #MrFretz (@Fretzlemania) February 4, 2021
WTF – Dan O’Toole gone, Brent Wallace gone, Natasha Staniszewski apparently additionally gone however do not know that for certain but – what the hell’s occurring at TSN? Or maybe extra particularly, what the hell is Bell doing to TSN?
— Daryl Brewer (@BrewGuy) February 4, 2021
Why would TSN eliminate Dan O’Toole and Natasha Staniszewski? Do they hate expertise?
— Oilers John 🇨🇦 ✈️ (@OilersJohn) February 4, 2021
With all the issues in Canada, Jay and Dan weren’t certainly one of them. https://t.co/qaeLQLLCMf
— Gord Kiteley (@therealgordk) February 4, 2021
Jay and Dan are not any extra, and in a couple of months Tim and Sid will likely be no extra. I counsel a brand new energy duo of Tim and Jay!!! https://t.co/bXi3vFVR6i
— Matt McQueen (@mattmcqueen) February 4, 2021