Elderly man robbed, beaten by local shock jock Mike Missanelli; Angry fans weigh in
Updated: May 14, 2009

By , PhillyGameday.com

Area sports fans are now speaking out against Mike Missanelli for his unprovoked assault on an unsuspecting geriatric man on Tuesday.

The attack took place on Missanelli’s 950 ESPN radio show when a random caller was quickly robbed of what little self-respect he had and beaten savagely by the radio host for more than seven minutes because of his harmless views on Philly sports fans.

Though the identity and credentials of the caller were unknown at the time of the incident, the victim was later identified as Skip Bayless, but little is still known about his credentials that qualified him to discuss anything about Philadelphia sports.

Philly fans were quick to defend Bayless, despite his sweeping judgment against each of them.

“Mikey Miss should really be ashamed of himself,” said Dane Whitaker of Camden. “That guy had no idea where he was or who he was talking to even though someone had just told him a second ago before he got on the phone. The old cat was obviously having an episode and Mike just lit into him. I thought Mike was better than that.”

Other fans also recognized Bayless’ disability and are calling for Missanelli to be fired.

“Mike’s gotta go after what he did to that old ass man,” said Joel Roman of Bensalem. “Only senior citizens have the right to pummel each other like that. If it was [Howard] Eskin giving him the business, it would be a different story.”

Zaki is the Chief Rocka and senior writer for PhillyGameday.com and thinks you should hurry up and follow the site on Twitter and Facebook before it's too late.

3 Responses to “Elderly man robbed, beaten by local shock jock Mike Missanelli; Angry fans weigh in”

  1. Gonzo on May 14th, 2009 6:11 pm

    Mikey Miss read this story on air a few minutes ago. Good stuff. You are going on my Google Reader.

  2. Gonzo on May 14th, 2009 6:13 pm

    and no, I am not the same guy in the papers!

  3. Zaki on May 14th, 2009 11:40 pm

    Ha, yeah you had me going for a minute there. Thanks again Gonzo.

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