New York radio host Mike Francesa went nuts on ESPN for trying to steal his “scoop” that the New York Rangers had fired head coach John Tortorella. He went on a tirade saying, “What a bunch of clowns they are…they are just embarrassing, embarrassing.” The full audio can be heard here:
I have no idea whether he has any actual proof, but if you look at some time stamps from Twitter, he did have it first, but barely. He also said the news was out during the show before his.
#NYR BREAKING: John Tortorella has been dismissed as head coach of the Rangers, source confirms
— Katie Strang (@KatieStrangESPN) May 29, 2013
Rangers have made a coaching change
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) May 29, 2013
I’m not sure why he’s so surprised that ESPN would take his scoop and not give him credit, it’s not like this would be the first time they have ever done that.