Kentucky Basketball Fans Sending Death To Elite Eight Referee

Kentucky basketball fans are still having a tough time accepting their loss to North Carolina in the Elite Eight of the 2017 NCAA Tournament.

Following the game, the Wildcats faithful were attempting to comprehend the March Madness exit and placed the sole blame on referee John Higgins, who has been harassed since the conclusion of the game.

According to ESPN.com, Higgins had to meet with law enforcement officials for two hours this week after receiving death threats on Facebook.

Higgins has reportedly also had a barrage of calls to his business with the same threatening messages.

From ESPN:

Sources said the phones at Higgins’ home and business, also known as Rooferees, have been “ringing off the hook” since the game, with angry Kentucky fans calling to complain and some even going so far as to make death threats.

Higgins, who will be working the Final Four, has not made an official comment to the media on the matter.

Come on, Kentucky fans, be better.

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  • Josh SanchezCAMPUSSPORTS Writer
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