John Calipari and Rick Pitino each had to deal with hecklers as they left the court during halftime of their respective games this week.
Calipari received the “Cal-you-suck!” chants from an entire student section at Missouri, and chose to tuck his chin and walk back to the locker room to get his team ready for the second half.
Pitino, though — he went all “CASH ME OUTSIDE HOW BOW DAH!” on one fan for, reportedly, yelling “You suck!” as he walked to the halftime locker room at UNC.
But if you were to read the ESPN headlines without knowing how the two instances went down, John Calipari is painted as the bad guy and you would never know about Pitino’s old and brittle bones being held back by his entire staff.
ESPN’s Pitino headline: “UNC fan ejected after exchange with Rick Pitino”
ESPN’s Calipari headline: “Calipari walks out on halftime interview as Mizzou fans heckle him”