Gregg Giannotti isn’t shopping for Michael Kay’s “performative” rationalization.
Over the past week, ESPN New York has had a civil battle between their morning and afternoon drive reveals. On “DiPietro and Rothenberg” within the morning, producer Ray Santiago took a shot at “The Michael Kay Present,” saying they have been on the decline. Kay got here again with threats that he may have Santiago fired with one telephone name. Kay later acknowledged being genuinely upset, however claimed the job threats have been “performative.”
On WFAN’s “Boomer & Gio” Thursday morning, Giannotti mentioned that it was “clear that Kay was legitimately indignant” with Santiago. He didn’t purchase Kay’s rationalization that the menace to get him fired was a “performative” bit, and mocked Kay’s co-hosts Peter Rosenberg and Don La Greca for evaluating individuals who thought Kay was being severe to those that suppose the identical of professional wrestling.
Gregg Giannotti unleashed a savage rant on Michael Kay for threatening to get a producer fired.Patrick McMullan through Getty Picture
“Give me a break. You don’t have to sit down there and bootlick him anymore. He’s gonna retire,” Giannotti mentioned. “It doesn’t matter in case you kiss his ass or not. It’s not gonna be the distinction of you getting that job when he leaves. Simply cease it. Simply cease kissing his ass. He was flawed! Name him out for it! He was completely flawed.
“It’s not efficiency artwork. You have been pissed off. So how about approaching the air and saying, ‘You understand what? I used to be flawed. I stepped over the road. I used to be actually mad within the second. I shouldn’t have threatened that man’s job. I talked to him off the air. I’m sorry for doing that.’
“However as a substitute I gotta imagine it’s efficiency artwork? Are you freaking kidding me? And whether it is efficiency artwork, why are you pulling again the curtain? Does the magician present you the place he retains the rabbit earlier than he pulls it out of the hat? In case you’re such a fantastic performer, then proceed your bit. However then you definitely pulled again the curtain to inform everyone about it since you weren’t man sufficient to step up and say that you just have been flawed. And for somebody to be within the enterprise so long as he has to drag that sort of lie and bullcrap, to me, was embarrassing.”
Michael Kay mentioned that threats to get a producer fired for taking pictures at his radio present have been “performative.”MLB through Getty Photographs
Giannotti mentioned that if he personally ever goes on the air or by backchannels to WFAN boss Spike Eskin and requires a firing that he must be punched “proper within the face.”
He continued to mock Kay.
“Efficiency artwork? From Michael Kay? Efficiency artwork? What are you a part of the Blue Man Group?” Giannotti requested sarcastically. “He’s concerning the least efficiency artwork person who I can take into consideration, EVER, that I do know.”
After this prolonged monologue, Esiason jumped in.
“You understand what I feel? I feel that the producer ought to have his personal present,” Esiason mentioned. “And the second factor is yeah, I feel he received trapped. I feel he received caught up within the second, received pissed off that someone in his personal constructing would take a shot at their present the way in which that that producer did, and completely perceive why he would get mad. However that was not efficiency artwork. I agree with you. That was someone attempting to huge time a decrease stage worker at that station.”