ESPN Radio host Don La Greca had an absolute meltdown on air Wednesday reacting to disparaging feedback New York Giants offensive lineman Evan Neal made concerning the crew’s followers.
Neal criticized followers for booing his struggling crew throughout Sunday evening’s blowout loss to the Seattle Seahawks, telling NJ Advance Media that he informed followers to “boo louder.”
“Why would a lion concern himself with the opinion of a sheep?” he requested in an interview with the outlet. “The individual that’s commenting on my efficiency, what does he do? Flip scorching canines and hamburgers someplace?”
La Greca, a staple of New York’s notoriously reactive native media, took exception to the feedback in an animated rant.
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“Are you kidding me?” the YES Community broadcaster demanded, audibly pounding the desk. “I’d lower his ass, I’d! How dare you! These folks pay your wage! They pay an obnoxious amount of cash to park … and also you name them hamburger flippers? What, you’re so significantly better?! I’d somewhat have a man that’s flipping hamburgers block than your piece of rubbish ass!”
La Greca continued, crimson confronted with spittle flying from his mouth. “Who the hell are you to speak to followers like that? You piece of rubbish. I hate when gamers do this. You’re not above us. What, since you occur to play a sport you’re higher than me? You’re higher than the folks that pay your wage? These Large followers have been right here earlier than you, and so they’ll be right here after your sorry ass is lower,” he mentioned. “What a chunk of human trash.”
Neal, to his credit score, apologized to followers on social media. “I’m improper for lashing out on the followers who’re simply as passionate as I’m. I let my frustrations in my play + need to win get the most effective of me. I had no proper to make gentle of anybody’s job and I deeply remorse the issues I mentioned,” he posted. (RELATED: J.C. Jackson Reunites With Patriots Following Arrest Warrant)
However La Greca was tired of his regret. “And I don’t wanna hear some apology,” he mentioned. “I don’t wanna hear ‘Oh I used to be taken out of context, I didn’t imply it.’ I don’t wanna hear it. DONE. DONE. I’d CUT HIS FAT ASS. When you see him within the mall at Willowbrook, BOO HIS ASS. When you see him on the DMV, BOO HIM, DON’T STOP BOOING HIM. If he goes to the Professional Bowl, BOO HIM. If he wins a Tremendous Bowl, boo his sorry ass. Screw that man, we’re not no person’s — flipping burgers? How do you condescend to folks that pay to observe you play? Poorly, I would add.”
Neal, in his second yr out of Alabama after the Giants chosen him with the seventh choose final yr, has struggled mightily to start out the season. He’s given up 20 quarterback pressures and ranks within the backside half of the league in cross safety, per Professional Soccer Focus.