Tony Kornheiser. I’ve pretty much had nothing good to say about the man since I was forced to endue his inane chatter on Monday Night Football. I was stoked when they replaced him with Jon Gruden.
And now I somehow like him even less.
Mr. Kornheiser is advocating vehicular assault, reckless endangerment, and quite possible vehicular homicide.
Kornheiser was discussing the addition of bicycle lanes to some streets in Washington, D.C., when he said on ESPN Radio 980 that he despises bicyclists and supports drivers intentionally running into them.
“And they all, my God, with their water bottles in the back, and their stupid hats, and their shiny shorts, they’re the same kind of disgusting posers that in a snowstorm come out with cross-country skis on your block,” Kornheiser said.
“Run them down.”
Kornheiser twice said, with disgust in his voice, that he thought Washington, D.C. was turning into Beijing. He did, however soften his tone ever so slightly by adding, “So you tap them. I’m not saying kill them.”
. . . Armstrong, the seven-time Tour de France champion, didn’t find anything funny about it.
On Twitter Thursday morning, Armstrong ripped Kornheiser, saying, “Listening to Tony Kornheiser’s comments/rant on ESPN radio re: cyclists. Disgusting, ignorant, foolish. What a complete f-ing idiot.”
Armstrong also urged people to contact Kornheiser’s bosses on both the radio and Pardon the Interruption to register their complaints. “Not happy about Kornheiser’s comments? Let them know @ESPNRadio980, @ptishow, and here,” Armstrong tweeted, providing the link.
Good on ya, Lance. Way to advocate. We all appreciate it.by