The feud between Mike Francesa and the anonymous person behind the popular Funhouse account on Twitter escalated overnight and ultimately resulted in the iconic radio personality issuing a half-hearted apology for publicly engaging with his chief viral antagonist.
“With what is going on in the world, I apologize for even responding to such inconsequential nonsense,” Francesa tweeted Friday morning. “If the person who follows me had been less of an obsessive jerk, I would have asked company to treat it differently.
“I just want to wake up to see the world healing one of these mornings. To see the (coronavirus) numbers going down. To see our lives restored. That is what matters. Stay safe. Stay together.”
During his half-hour WFAN show on Thursday, Francesa expressed displeasure that a video was posted and went viral of him ripping President Trump over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, adding that parent company Entercom was taking legal steps to prevent social media accounts from posting clips of his show.
Later Thursday night, Francesa had threatened to out the anonymous person behind Funhouse — also known by the handle @BackAftaThis — which regularly posts audio and video clips from his WFAN radio show, especially ones that paint him in a bad light.
“The unknown, obsessive nut who can no longer abuse my audio,” Francesa tweeted. “Is asking people to unfollow me. It may be time to reveal his identity.
“Seems he can’t live without the audio and video.”
After the Funhouse account started a hashtag #UnfollowFrancesa, Mike’s follower total dipped by almost 3,000 to 127,400 as of Friday morning.