A radio host shocked some of his listeners with a tirade targeting former big league pitcher Roy Halladay one day after the baseball star died in a plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico.
Autoweek reports that the rant by Boston sports radio talk host Michael Felger also included unflattering words for seven-time NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt, who died after crashing into the wall on the final lap of the Daytona 500 in 2001.
Felger’s main point can be summed up as suggesting that people who flirt with death deserve what they get.
“Was it Dale Earnhardt who died? The race car driver who died? I root for the wall. I really do. That ain’t no tragedy … I’m supposed to feel bad for you? Give me a break. Oh God,” Felger is quoted saying.
Turning to Halladay, 40, who died Tuesday while piloting a small plane off the coast of Florida, Felger reportedly said Halladay “got what he deserved.”
“It just sorta angers me,” Felger is quoted saying on the air. “You care that little about your life? Or the life of your family? Your little joyride is that important to you?”
Felger also is quoted saying: “Whee! Oh look, I just landed on the water, everybody. I’m gonna tweet it! Splat. You’re dead. Two kids. Moron. I find that offensive, that you are that cavalier about life.”