Boomer Esiason walked off the WFAN set just after Gregg Giannotti lambasted a caller for not getting sensitive to mental well being concerns.
As included by Elite Sports NY, a caller named “Bill in Connecticut” mocked Giannotti for remaining “soft” and as opposed his articles to Bravo’s “Real Housewives” systems.
Later, Giannotti instructed the caller that a single on-air instance the caller referenced was attributable to a “legitimate panic assault,” and the caller told him to “suck it up.”
That was when Giannotti went on a prolonged soliloquy about mental health.
“Oh, my God. Are you severe, Invoice? You have received to suck it up?” Giannotti asked. “Do you know how a lot of persons have killed them selves for the reason that they were advised to suck up their mental illness? Seriously. You know how a lot of men and women?
“That’s the most insulting matter I’ve heard all the time. I have absent to treatment, I’m on two various medicines, I’m striving my best to get through the factors I have completely wrong with me. And you’re telling me to suck it up?
“I indicate, this is why you get a great deal of folks who go by actual trauma, who are out in wars and arrive back right here and get rid of on their own, since they ended up explained to to suck it up.
“Because of fellas like you. Invoice in Connecticut. Due to the fact I’m comfortable due to the fact I experienced a stress attack. That is a true thing, person. It’s a true thing.
“If you never want to think it, then pretty frankly you’re not wise sufficient or smart sufficient to have an understanding of it.”
At 1 point, Giannotti’s microphone lower out because of to evident profane language, and it was lined by audio by the Television sensors at CBS Sports activities Network.
“I necessarily mean, you are delicate mainly because you experienced a worry attack. That’s what I heard,” Giannotti explained. “I indicate, we have received the most idiotic, neanderthal callers out there. This is not 1945 any much more, person. Women are equivalent and men and women have mental health issues.
“Anybody else want to provide on one thing else? Anybody want to contact up and knock some Black people today though we’re at it? Let’s do that. Hispanics? So we’ve already taken on females and people today with mental disease.
“What about tiny individuals? Want to get them on way too, right now? What are we executing?
“You’re soft mainly because you experienced a stress attack. It is 2023, guy. And which is not going to damage me any longer. it is not. Explain to that to fellas like Kevin Enjoy, in the NBA, suffers from anxiousness. He does not get hurt, he’s not soft, he plays qualified sporting activities. Does that stay up to your common, Invoice in Connecticut? He’s bought nervousness. Is that Ok? Is that Ok?
“There are persons who have fought in wars and occur back again, way more durable than I’ll at any time be, and have anxiety. Are they tender? Or are you a d-ck? You are a d-ck. We’re not gentle. Acquired it?”
After Giannotti concluded his tirade at the caller, Esiason walked off the established in its place of responding to it.
“Well he can’t take care of it either,” Giannotti claimed. “Quite frankly, he does not recognize mental disease to help save his lifestyle. That’s a huge trouble. A large problem.”