Rick Pitino Calls Tar Heels Fan a ‘Coward’ For Yelling “You Suck” at Him During Halftime (Video)
Louisville Cardinals head coach Rick Pitino was not in a good mood headed into halftime at Chapel Hill on Wednesday night for various reasons. As he made his way into the tunnel, a Tar Heels fan yelled out ‘You Suck’ and it set Pitino off as he had to be restrained by assistant coaches from going after that fan.
Rick Pitino is very displeased with a UNC fan pic.twitter.com/z4bYUuyMw6
— Jonathan Jones (@jjones9) February 23, 2017
After losing 74-63, Pitino was asked about the confrontation. He called the fan who got ejected a ‘Coward’ for yelling that and then turning his back on him.
“He just got in my face and said something I didn’t like. But, you know, I take it from the students all the time. I expect it from students. But from an adult? And then turns his back on me like he’s a coward. And he is a coward!”