Natalie Sawyer breaks her silence after sudden departure from Sky Sports News
As classy as it gets.
Natalie Sawyer would have every right to be upset by the abrupt nature of her Sky Sports News departure this week.
Sports fans were shocked when it was reported that one of the most popular presenters had completed her final shift with the TV station.
Sawyer, who had worked for Sky for 18 years, finished her shift on Wednesday afternoon as normal but little did viewers know that it would be the last they'd see of her on the channel.
It was claimed that the 38-year-old had been told earlier this month that her contract with the broadcaster would not be renewed but the reason for that decision was initially unknown.
However, according to the Daily Mail, the decision was reached because "expectations differed over her role."
It's been reported that Sawyer wanted to pursue other opportunities away from the news desk and Sky Sports were not keen on opening up those avenues to her.
On Saturday, Sawyer broke her silence by offering her thanks to those who have wished her well over the past few days.
Ever the class act, she urged those who had threatened to boycott Sky Sports News due to the lack of on-air acknowledgement of Sawyer's contribution to the channel over the years to continue watching.
Been away the last few days, have I missed anything??...
Seriously, thank you for all your kind messages. It’s not been an easy couple of weeks but your support has meant the world to me.
Keep watching SSN - there are some amazing people there! Hopefully see you all soon x
— Natalie Sawyer 💙 (@nataliesawyer) March 31, 2018