Boston Radio Hosts Mock Roy Halladay’s Death: ‘He Got What He Deserved’ (AUDIO)
On Tuesday, when the shocking news came down that former MLB pitcher Roy Halladay had lost his life as a result of a plane crash, everybody came together to remember him and celebrate his life and career.
Many shared their sadness and sympathy following the death of the 40-year-old ex-big league star, husband, and father of two, and it was all deserved.
Then there were two people who decided to capitalize on his death and mock him. Two Boston sports radio show hosts not only mocked Halladay’s passing, but they went as far as to say he got what he deserved.
Michael Felger and Tony Massarotti, who host a show on Boston’s 98.5 SportsHub, made plane crash noises, and said they had no sympathy for him.
“It angers me. 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?”
“That guy’s like the bad guy to me. You’ve got a family! And you’re going to screw around in a little toy plane?”
“You’re a multimillionaire with a loving family, and to you, you have to go get that thing where you can divebomb from 100 feet to five above the water with your single-engine plane with your hand out the window. ‘Wheee! Wheee! Yeah, man, look at the G-force on this! I’m Maverick! Pew pew pew! Yeah, man, look at this, this is so cool.’ And you die! Splat!”
“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.”
Massarotti: “What bugs me about a story like this is when they use the word ‘tragedy.’ A tragedy is what happened at that church in Texas this past weekend, or an orphanage burning down. This? You know what the risks are! …If you’re a thrill-seeker and you die this way, you know the risks. It’s an unfortunate circumstance, not a tragedy.”
Tony then took to social media and added to his terrible comments:
If you haven’t see the Halladay video, watch. And then try to tell me your thoughts haven’t changed.
— Tony Massarotti (@TonyMassarotti) November 8, 2017