Pundit makes insensitive airplane comment on radio show.
Ex-Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy has found himself in the news for all the wrong reasons lately. First he is landed with a multi-million pound tax bill, and now he has risked the wrath of Manchester United fans by telling an insensitive story on live radio.
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With the anniversary of the Munich air disaster approaching this weekend the former England international regaled a story on talkSPORT on Thursday afternoon involving him and Michael Owen travelling on a plane through heavy turbulence.
“I’ll never forget going through a storm in a plane in a pre-season tour, Switzerland to Germany and it was the worst turbulence I’ve ever had and we were in little propellered plane, only the team. We were flying and it was really bad turbulence, I was like getting a bit scared and Didi Hamann was terrified. Michael Owen turned round and said ‘Don’t worry, I’m not going to die in a plane crash’. I thought, you know what, he was joking, but I’m thinking, he’s right you know, Michael Owen is not going to die in a plane crash,” he said.
The comments didn’t go down too well on Twitter, though, despite him not mocking the tragedy, with a number of people expressing their displeasure at his apparent show of bad taste.
*Searches ‘Danny Murphy’ on Twitter *Closes laptop *throws own head into fire
— Carlos Tracción (@clonmacart) February 5, 2015
Absolutely sickening behaviour from Danny Murphy today at the TalkSport studios! pic.twitter.com/0Sf8IAnM8v
— Gav. (@ManctheSpunky) February 5, 2015
Mad the way Danny Murphy has just flown a plane into the side of the Talksport office
— campbell (@acampbell68) February 5, 2015
— Stephen Howson (@MrStephenHowson) February 5, 2015