A popular sports radio host in Boston on Wednesday unleashed a 12-minute rant about Roy Halladay, blasting the former Major League Baseball (MLB) star after his recent death.
“[He] got what he deserved,” Michael Felger said of Halladay on 98.5 The Sports Hub, according to CBS Boston.
“Wee, oh, woo, look, I just landed on the water, everybody,” he continued, referencing Halladay’s fatal plane crash Tuesday. “I’m gonna tweet it. Splat.”
“You’re dead, with two kids. Moron. I can’t relate to him. I don’t respect him, and to the point now where that guy’s the bad guy to me. You’ve got this family.”
Felger was addressing witness video of Halladay’s airplane shortly before it crashed Tuesday, which seemingly showed it making dangerous dives near the waters off Florida.
The radio host later added that he was infuriated at the idea of a man with a family who loved him endangering his life for personal thrills.
“I feel horrible for his family,” he said of Halladay, according to The Boston Herald. “Who, by the way, begged him not to get on that plane.”
“And you’re going to screw around in this little toy plane? Which is what this is. [He’s a] j---a--.”
ESPN on Tuesday reported that Halladay, 40, died when his plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico around noon local time off the coast of Florida.
Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said during a press conference that Halladay was in an ICON A5, a small, single-engine aircraft, during the incident.
Nocco added that the sheriff’s office marine unit responded, finding Halladay’s body in shallow water near some mangroves and no other survivors.
Halladay earned his pilot’s license several years ago, and the A5 was two-seat “light-sport aircraft” capable of landing on water.
The former MLB pitcher twice won the Cy Young Award, and he was selected for MLB’s All-Star game eight times during his 16-year career in the baseball league.