WPEN's Mike Missanelli Apologizes For Taunting Tweet About Victor Cruz Injury
October 13, 2014 at 3:56 AM (PT)
A tweet from GREATER MEDIA Sports WPEN (97.5 THE FANATIC)/PHILADELPHIA afternoon host MIKE MISSANELLI during the EAGLES' thrashing of the NEW YORK GIANTS raised the hackles of sports fans SUNDAY night when the host apparently expressed pleasure that GIANTS receiver VICTOR CRUZ injured himself.
CRUZ tore his patellar tendon trying to catch an ELI MANNING pass at the back of the end zone, immediately grabbing his leg in obvious and severe pain; MISSANELLI tweeted, "Hey Giants fans: Victor Cruz is over. Dance to that," referring to CRUZ' salsa dance after touchdowns.
After negative reaction from both GIANTS and EAGLES fans, MISSANELLI deleted the tweet and followed up by tweeting, "I just saw on big screen outside stadium that he dropped the pass. Didn't see that he got hurt on the play. My bad. I apologize for the CRUZ tweet. I didn't see that he got hurt on the play. Was outside the stadium and saw he dropped it walking to my car."