The sports world suffered a tragic loss Tuesday when former Major League Baseball pitcher Roy Halladay diedÂ after his plane crashed in the Gulf of Mexico.
The two-time Cy Young Award winner was flying a single-engine aircraft called the ICON A5. He was 40 years old.
As the sports world mournedÂ the loss Wednesday, a popular Boston radio host elected to go the other way.
Michael Felger, co-host of 98.5 The Sports Hub’s popular afternoon show “Felger & Mazz,” went on a lengthy rant about Halladay’s death Wednesday that included fake sound effects, and Felger calling Halladay a “moron,” andÂ saying “he got what he deserved.”
Here’s the 10-minute audio of the rant which was captured by Awful Announcing:
“He’s not a militarily-trained pilot, heâs not a professionally-trained pilot, heâs a Joe Q citizen who buys a plane that folds up and you can put in your garage and that’s amphibious,” Felger said, as transcribed by Awful Announcing. “‘Wheee! Oh look, I just landed on the water, everybody! Iâm going to tweet it!’ Splat. You’re dead. With two kids. Moron.”
He continued later.
“I donât want to blame the plane for the fact that the guy (a test pilot who was killed) wanted to dive-bomb through mountains! You idiot! ‘Yeah, let’s dive-bomb through mountains! Cause it’s cool, and Iâm going to put my hand out the window! And I’m going to tweet it!’ Splat! That ainât the plane’s fault. This thing that Halladay was doing, diving from 100 feet to fiveâ¦idiot. Oh god.”
Felger then gave everyone “permission” to do the same thing if he dies in a similarÂ fashion.
“If I die helicopter skiing, you have the right to do the exact same thing Iâm doing to Roy Halladay. He got what he deserved.”
The radio host finished the rant by taking a shot at Dale EarnhardtÂ Sr.’s death.
“Who was it, Dale Earnhardt, the race car driver who died? I root for the wall!”
98.5 The Sports Hub has yet to comment on the rant.
Thumbnail photo viaÂ Eric Hartline/USA TODAY Sports Images