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NCAA referee is target of death threats after Kentucky loss

NCAA referee is target of death threats after Kentucky loss

Kentucky was whistled for 19 fouls in the game to UNC's 18, but the Tar Heels shot 26 free throws while the Wildcats shot 19. "Amazing that we had a chance".

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

Not only did he receive harassment through social media channels, but according to ESPN, fans found his home phone number and it has been "ringing off the hook".

The influential Kentucky Sports Radio has run several posts on Higgins' performance, but condemned the death threats in a post Wednesday morning.

Higgins said in that SI piece that he doesn't pay attention to the things said about him online because it'd be impossible for him to maintain his sanity.

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Kentucky coach John Calipari didn't help matters by targeting Higgins and his colleagues in the postgame news conference.

Some fans trashed the review section of Higgins' company Facebook page, writing false and damaging messages.

After officiating arguably one of the best games in this year's March Madness, NCAA referee John Higgins is feeling the wrath from angry Kentucky fans, who have resorted to disgusting death threats after disturbingly bashing his private business.

Higgins will officiate during the Final Four. This business sucks so bad that the owner had to get a job as a referee! A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that Higgins reported threats on his home phone, which has an unlisted number, and on the office phone for his roofing company.


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