Turns out Kentucky fans’ outrage at referee John Higgins over questionable calls in Sunday’s game vs. North Carolina went far past fake reviews on his roofing company’s Facebook page. According to ESPN, Higgins received death threats from Kentucky fans, which prompted a meeting with law enforcement:
Sources said the phones at Higgins’ home and business have been “ringing off the hook” since the game, with angry Kentucky calling to complain and some even going so far as to make death threats.
That prompted a meeting with law enforcement.
Higgins declined to comment when reached by phone, but sources said the official will work the Final Four in Phoenix.
Ugh. We have to be better than this, guys.