Boston Radio Host Makes Fun of MLB Pitcher Roy Halladay’s Deadly Plane Crash: ‘Splat! You’re Dead’
The baseball world was shocked on Tuesday to hear about the death of two-time Cy Young Award-winning pitcher Roy Halladay — whose plane (which he was piloting) crashed in the Gulf of Mexico. Now, one Boston radio show host is under fire for his callous reaction to the news.
Michael Felger, co-host of Boston’s 98.5 Felger and Mazz with Tony Massarotti, spent approximately ten minutes of his show mocking the deceased MLB player and blaming him for his own death.
“It angers me,” Felger said. “Someone, who, I don’t know, is so cavalier about life and just doesn’t appreciate the tenuousness of life and is willing to screw around with life and death? Especially when you have children, or a family?”
Felger referred to Halladay as an “idiot” and a “jackass.”
“He’s not a militarily-trained pilot, he’s not a professionally-trained pilot, he’s a Joe Q. Citizen who buys a plane that folds up and you can put in your garage and that’s amphibious, ‘Wheee! Oh look, I just landed on the water, everybody! I’m going to tweet it!’ Splat. You’re dead. With two kids. Moron,” Felger said.
The Boston radio host noted that he held the same standard for NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt who died back while racing in 2001, saying he “root[s] for the wall.”
“That ain’t no tragedy…I’m supposed to feel bad for you?” he said. “Give me a break.”
Felger also urged others to mock his death if he died in a similar way.
“If I die helicopter skiing, you have the right to do the exact same thing I’m doing to Roy Halladay,” Felger said. “He got what he deserved.”
Listen to above, via WBZ Boston and Awful Announcing.
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