SiriusXM fires 'Opie & Anthony' shock jock

SiriusXM fires 'Opie & Anthony' shock jock

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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 17: Anthony Cumia speaks at SiriusXM's O&A20: Unmasked With Opie & Anthony Special Celebrates 20 Years Of Opie & Anthony at Carolines On Broadway on April 17, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

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by Ann Oldenburg, USA TODAY

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Posted on July 4, 2014 at 10:34 AM

Anthony Cumia, one-half of the longtime Opie & Anthony radio duo, isn't letting up. Even after SiriusXM fired him.

He tweeted Friday morning, "Sirius decided to cave and fire me. Welcome to bizarro world..."

And he said in another tweet, "After the weekend, I'll have a better idea of things. F--- Sirius."

Cumia went on Twitter earlier this week to tell a story of a run-in he had with a black woman in Times Square. He called her "a pig" and an "animal" after he said she punched him in the face as he was trying to take a photo.

Now, Sirius XM has decided to "terminate its relationship" with Cumia.

The satellite radio company said in a statement:

"SiriusXM has terminated its relationship with Anthony Cumia of the Opie & Anthony channel. The decision was made, and Cumia informed, late Thursday, July 3, after careful consideration of his racially charged and hate-filled remarks on social media. Those remarks and postings are abhorrent to SiriusXM, and his behavior is wholly inconsistent with what SiriusXM represents."

Stay tuned. It doesn't seem to be the last we'll hear of Anthony Cumia.

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