Popular Actor Booted from Show After Refusing to Get Vaccine

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Several of the largest employers in the U.S., including Disney and Walmart, have forced the vaccine mandate on their employees via injection in the arm.

Those who are hesitant of accepting the vaccine requirement risk losing their job.

Disney has decided to remove one of his iconic actors from the “Mighty Ducks” TV series after he refused to obey the vaccine order.

Emilio Estevez, who played the character of hockey coach Gordon Bombay, was part of The Mighty Ducks” films in 1992, 1994 and 1996 and the first season of “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers.”

Reports confirm that Estevez will not be back for the show’s second season.

Estevez reportedly did not confirm to Disney that he would accept the vaccine mandate.

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Disney required that actors and crew members who come in contact with them all be vaccinated against the coronavirus.

Deadline’s report, which was attributed to sources it did not name, said Estevez did not give Disney any assurances he would kowtow to the vaccine mandate.

After months without progress, and Disney needing to settle on scripts so that production could start early next year, the decision was made to simply drop the character.

Deadline’s report said that what it termed “sources close to Estevez” said that creative differences over the show may have been a factor in the decision to part ways.

Disney has not just imposed a vaccine mandate on its actors, but on all employees.

The hockey-themed series offers a new spin on the “Mighty Ducks” film franchise in which a player cut from the youth team worked with his mother and the character played by Estevez to rediscover the joy of playing the game for the fun of it.