It amazes me that anyone capable of making it to a major television station media companyÃ‚Â is ignorant enough to say the absolutely awful, criminal and just plain stupid things that ESPN’s Tony Kornheiser said.
On March 11, Kornheiser ranted about cyclists using newly appointed bike lanes in Washington, DC, and actually suggested that people “Run ’em down”.
Thankfully, Lance Armstrong will be on the show tomorrow, via Twitter:
@lancearmstrong – Listening to Tony Kornheiser’s comments/rant on ESPN radio re: cyclists. Disgusting, ignorant, foolish. What a complete f-ing idiot.
@lancearmstrong – …just off the phone w/ Tony Kornheiser who’s very sorry 4 his comments re: cyclists. Going on the show 2morrow 2 discuss this w/ him.
Unfortunately, these idiots are smart enough to know that such polarizing comments are going to attract a mass of people that agree with them regardless of the laws, rights and common human decency. Spawning the ire of all cyclists everywhere and the almighty Lance Armstrong and like any good modern day issue, you can now join a Facebook Group: ESPN’s Tony Kornheiser on road cyclists – “run ’em over”. We don’t think so!
The real test will be to see what happens next.Ã‚Â Kornheiser received a two-week suspension in February for criticizing morning SportsCenter host Hannah Storm’s fashion sense.Ã‚Â By that scale, he should be fired for publicly recommending that drivers break the law and recklessly and carelessly endanger other people’s lives.Ã‚Â At the very least, I hope Lance tears him a new one.
Thanks to BikeCarson and CraigRutledge for bits of this post.