This morning, ESPN reported that referee John Higgins received death threats from Kentucky fans after some questionable calls in Kentucky’s loss to North Carolina on Sunday. In response, John Calipari just tweeted a reminder to fans to stay classy.
“Just landed in Houston. Before I head to Phoenix, I wanted to take this time to thank our fans for their support all season long. I always brag that we have the classiest fans in the country. Let’s make sure we remain that way even after a tough loss.”
The officiating on Sunday has been a hot topic in recent days, and it’s worth pointing out that it was the first thing John Calipari brought up when he sat down at the podium for his postgame press conference Sunday night.
“You know, it’s amazing that we were in that game where they practically fouled out my team,” Cal said. “Amazing that we had a chance.”
But, complaining about the officiating and threatening a referee’s life or livelihood are entirely different things, and the latter is downright embarrassing for our fanbase. Now, can we please move on?