The cohost of a popular Boston radio talk show is facing criticism after a recent rant about the death of retired Phillies and Blue Jays pitcher Roy Halladay.
On Wednesday, Michael Felger, the cohost of the popular 98.5 The Sports Hub talk show "Felger and Mazz," ranted for 12 minutes on Halladay on Wednesday, calling him a "moron" and "idiot."
Halladay, a new pilot, died on Tuesday when his small ICON A5 aircraft crashed off the coast of Florida. Video posted to TMZ reportedly shows the plane flying low to the water in the moments before it crashed.
Felger responded to the crash by saying, "He got what he deserved."
"'Weee! Oh look I just landed on the water, everybody. I’m gonna tweet it!’ Splat. You’re dead. Two kids. Moron."
"You've got this family," Felger added. "And you're going to screw around in this little toy plane?"
Many listeners have since called for Felger's removal from the show.
"Anytime somebody loses their life it's terrible. You shouldn't wish that on anybody," Parth Patel told NBC Boston on Tuesday.
"It's pretty insensitive," added Andy Stahl. "The guy was doing what he wants to do. If he was sober and he had the right pilot's certifications, what's wrong with that? The guy should be respectful to his family."
NBC Boston reached out to Felger. Via text, he responded that his take on the issue was already on the radio.
CBS Radio did not respond to requests for comment.