Williams tells UNC ticket-hockers to stay home
Nov 29, 2011
The intoxicated fan yelling behind the bench, Roy Williams can shrug that off. The exuberant fan who pushes a team manager in celebration, Williams can understand how that happens. Selling prime tickets to the opposing team, Williams isn’t so forgiving.
During Williams’ radio show Monday hosted by Jones Angell, Williams called UNC fans who hocked their seats in Las Vegas to UNLV fans out.
“I am not friendly with anybody else on the other team and for some of our fans to get their tickets through the Ram’s Club and sell their tickets to UNLV boosters that are sitting right behind our families, I don’t like that,” Williams said. “And if the shoe fits, wear it. I don’t care who it is, I’ll tell the sucker face-to-face, I do not like that, will not like that and don’t ever forget it…”
As he continued, Williams went as far as to tell those fans who sell prime UNC tickets to simply stay home.
“Do not come back to my games. Don’t act like you’re supporting us,” Williams said. “Don’t act like you’re supporting us by showing up. If all you’re going to do is sit there and be so negative and yell negative things and say negative things beside one of our coaches’ wives…”
Roy did say that “99 percent” of the UNC faithful were at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas for the right reasons during a 90-80 loss to UNLV that led to the Tar Heels’ fall from the nation’s No. 1 ranking.
It may just be frustration spilling over after allowing the local team in the Las Vegas Invitational to open the second half on a 24-9 run. Then again it may not. Williams has been coaching in some capacity at the college level for over three decades – longer than many fans who frequent the games have been alive.
But in case Williams didn’t get his point across the first time on his radio show, he offered a reiterating parting shot.
“… it bothers me more about some sucker – and I don’t care, if it ticks somebody off, that’s fine – if you sell your tickets that you get from the Ram’s Club to somebody else and they come in cheering for UNLV, then I’ve got no use for you,” Williams said. “And that’s as blunt as I can put it.”
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RE: Williams tells UNC ticket-hockers to stay homeHe needs to relax and calm down, way down, otherwise he'll
end up in the ER from a massive heart attack.
It's only a game Roy.
He did the same thing back in 2009, a guy in stands was cheering for other team and
waved to Security and they escorted the guy out of the building.
He even has conversation with the guy before he waves his hand to security to
have the guy removed.
Guess Roy don't understand free speech?
Guess what Roy, in the real world outside of the UNCH campus
people may not agree with you. This is a fact of life.
If a fan is not violating any NCAA or other rules then what is Roy so ticked off about? Roy needs to take a lesson from Coach K ,show more class and act like a real coach.
RE: Williams tells UNC ticket-hockers to stay homeSo, they make a house flag (my neighbors have one) saying "House Divided." It's 1/2 NCSU and 1/2 UNC. If my neighbors have UNC season basketball tickets, according to "Roy's Rules," I guess the husband (NCSU grad) can't go to the game? Or he has to cheer for UNC for fear of being asked to leave or worse shot by Roy with a BB gun? RIDICULOUS!!!!
Roy needs to get over himself and someone seriously need to ban the UNC coaches from talking into a microphone ever.
RE: Williams tells UNC ticket-hockers to stay homeSame guy sat in the stands and wore the shirt of the team that just put him out of NCCA Tourney. "What would Dean do?"
RE: Williams tells UNC ticket-hockers to stay homeWow, look...a Wolfpecker Story (yes, we can be childish and name call too) ...
http://www.wralsportsfan.com/ncsu/story/10431103/ (referencing the Pack's 5-1 start)
...with 50 comments. Yet, most of the WussPack fan base is on the Heels thread whining about a 2-Time National Champ, coach of the year. Yes, the obsession for you guys is pathetic. One day you may see the light.
Go Heels! Signed your "Hole" friends.
RE: Williams tells UNC ticket-hockers to stay homeWolfpackInTheHouse...yes, that name explains a lot. Red Headed step children do get bitter.
Go Heels! Go America!