Dale Earnhardt was a seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion.PHOTO BY LAT PHOTOGRAPHIC
Boston’s Michael Felger takes shot at Roy Halladay, Dale Earnhardt in rant
One day after the tragic death of former major-league baseball star Roy Halladay in a private plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico, Boston radio sports talk show host Michael Felger unleashed a rant that attacked Halladay.
Even more incredibly, one of Felger’s shots delivered on Wednesday landed on the late NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt, who died in a crash at the Daytona 500 in 2001.
“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,” he said.
As for Halladay, Felger said the former pitcher “got what he deserved.”
“It just sorta angers me,” Felger said on air. “You care that little about your life? Or the life of your family? Your little joyride is that important to you?
“I’m Maverick. Yeah man, look at this, it’s so cool!’ And you die. Splat. And it’s over. So you’re that guy? You have to do that?”
“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.”
“I’m sorry, dude, you’re on your own. I got no sympathy for you.
“If I die helicopter skiing, you have the right to do the exact same thing I’m doing to Roy Halladay. He got what he deserved.”