Publicly wishing for anyone's death seems like a bad plan, but that hasn't stopped media personalities from doing so. We saw this in October with Columbus radio host Scott Torgerson, who was suspended and then fired over tweeting that he wanted Desmond Howard to die, and it's happened again north of the border this past week. Ahead of the CFL's Calgary Stampeders' Western semifinal clash with the Saskatchewan Roughriders Sunday, Sportsnet 960 The Fan (Calgary) morning radio host Dean (Boomer) Molberg said on-air Wednesday he hoped the Riders' plane into town would crash and several particular players would die.
He quickly apologized on the web and offered another apology on the air Thursday, but has since been suspended through the end of the CFL season (the Nov. 25 Grey Cup). Much like what happened with Torgerson, this should serve as a call for media types everywhere to step back and realize that sports are just a game in the end, and it's probably not worth hoping for anyone's death. Jokingly or not. Even if you want to drum up that hate, it's probably not the best idea to take public statements of it to this level.no comments