2 media report ACC referee tells Coach Gottfried “Shut your fucking ass up” during UNC game

Around 3:05pm on Saturday afternoon – deep in the the second half of the ACC Tournament semi-final game that saw significant national criticism befall the Atlantic Coast Conference officiating crew who called 42 phenomenally inconsistent fouls – I got a couple of strange tweets come through our SFN Timeline.

Someone had re-tweeted a tweet from @adam_smithTN that said, “Gottfried: “That’s a charge!” Ref Brian Dorsey: “Shut your #$%^&& ass up!”

Initially, I thought it was someone (who I don’t know) crafting a figurative allegory about Dorsey’s awful officiating at the time. Obviously, no professional official would ever talk that way to any coach — particularly a group of officials mired in a controversy that saw them publicly supporting Karl Hess in his recent dust up with Mark Gottfried’s NC State University by wearing taped ‘KH’ on their shoes in the opening round of the ACC Tournament (Link to story). And, particularly not Dorsey, who was an official on Hess’ crew that called the controversial game in the RBC Center when Chris Corchiani & Tom Gugliotta were ejected.

So, I asked if this was a real tweet or not in the SFN Twitter timeline (that was ON FIRE TODAY, by the way)?

When I did, 99.9 FM’s Joe Ovies quickly responded, “Yup, that just happened. RT @adam_smithTN Gottfried: “That’s a charge!” Ref Brian Dorsey: “Shut your #$%^&& ass up!””

Then I checked out this Adam Smith guy and learned that he is actually a member of the sports media out of Burlington for the Times-News.

So, this gives us TWO eye-witness reports from actual media members on press row that corroborate that an ACC referee taunted, disrespected and degraded NC State’s basketball coach in the middle of a phenomenally controversial game.

Let that sit for a moment.

Really…think about that for a while.

HOLY ****!!!! (forgive us for a moment…as SFN does NOT use the kind of language that ACC officials are allowed to use).

What is one to say about this level of negative bias, vitriol and outwardly aggressive animosity from a supposed ‘unbiased’ official whose judgement and whistle LITERALLY get to decide the outcome of the game?

I am genuinely too upset and wired to construct any kind of analysis or response at the moment. I will simply start by asking if anyone has ever heard an official say something similar to Dean Smith, Coach K, Roy Williams, or ANY other college basketball coach?

Oh my…could you IMAGINE if an official had said such a thing to Gary Williams? Do you think he would have lived to see the next whistle?

For decades, all but two of the Atlantic Coast Conference institutions have almost uniformly acknowledged that the conference has a major problem with officiating incompetence and double standards. Maybe some of the ‘good’ news about yet ANOTHER public implosion of John Swofford and John Clougherty’s officiating cabal will be some change is on the way. If not, we deserve to blame ourselves if we don’t do anything other than sit around the same lazy, old-boy environment that the ACC has created.

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126 Responses to 2 media report ACC referee tells Coach Gottfried “Shut your fucking ass up” during UNC game

  1. LRM 03/10/2012 at 5:04 PM #

    Narcissism at it’s worst.

  2. bill.onthebeach 03/10/2012 at 5:04 PM #

    Referees should be seen not heard.

    GAME is ON !! Watch what happens next….
    You heard it here first.

  3. Rick 03/10/2012 at 5:05 PM #

    Imagine if Gott, or heaven forbid a former Wolfpack player, had said this.

  4. Will NCSU 03/10/2012 at 5:07 PM #

    No words.

  5. wilmwolf80 03/10/2012 at 5:13 PM #

    There are many different things that we could have done differently in the game that would have made the officiating moot. That being said, a call, or a no call in this case, should never determine the outcome of the game. Marshall made contact with Johnson, everyone in the arena saw that. It was either a charge or a block, period. There is NO way that the refs can swallow the whistle at that point in the game. VERY similar plays earlier in the game resulted in charges against NC State players.

  6. packpowerfan 03/10/2012 at 5:14 PM #

    PM, could you stop being so low key and tell us all how you really feel? Your calm demeanor is pissing me off during this clusterf**k.

  7. StateMan 03/10/2012 at 5:14 PM #

    Shut your fu.cki.g a$$ up….just wanted to see if it would bypass the filter, if its ok for the ref, is ok for me

  8. StateMan 03/10/2012 at 5:15 PM #

    Sorry, just had to get that in, feel free to delete

  9. Primewolf 03/10/2012 at 5:16 PM #

    That is not good. Has this ever happened before. Wow. For something like that to come out of a refs mouth means there is something going on. Sounds like KH has his friends.

    I suspect DY will be going to Greensboro again.

    I cannot understqand why 10 of 12 ACC schools can’t make things happen. Some organization is needed.

  10. EasternWakeWolf 03/10/2012 at 5:16 PM #

    DY may need to open a satellite office space for herself at the conference office.

  11. Rochester 03/10/2012 at 5:18 PM #

    I can very clearly remember the end of the Vanderbilt game in the NCAAT a few years back when that BS call on Marcus Melvin ended our season. Remember leaving for dinner shortly after that and not taking a coat, despite temps in the 20s. My then fiancee (yeah, she married into Wolfpackdom) asked, “aren’t you going to wear a coat?” My response, “The ref wouldn’t want me to have one.”

    I went to the store this afternoon without my coat. Temps in the low 30s. I can take the cold, Brian Dorsey. Can you take the heat you’re going to get, bitc#?

  12. patientwuf 03/10/2012 at 5:19 PM #

    Speachless right now.

  13. WolftownVA81 03/10/2012 at 5:20 PM #

    Pretty unbelievabP

    Pretty unbelievable. Can’t wait for the ACC response.

  14. BJD95 03/10/2012 at 5:21 PM #

    If 2 of the other 10 don’t care, you can’t do anything. Or if they just don’t care enough to be extremely proactive.

    Leaving the ACC is the only solution. The ACC that we all knew and loved is dead and buried. Not in a pet cemetary, either. Not coming back.

  15. redcanine 03/10/2012 at 5:22 PM #

    these fuckin assholes have no filter, huh? it’s obvious to the entire nation (not just us crazy fans) that this league is out to get us. fuckem

  16. Tampa-Pack 03/10/2012 at 5:22 PM #

    ^Gott’s a media guy. Hope the media rallies around him in this case!!

  17. tvp1 03/10/2012 at 5:22 PM #

    This, along with the “KH” tribute, is a MUCH, MUCH, MUCH bigger problem than blown calls in this game. These guys think they are bigger than the game.

  18. GotNCState 03/10/2012 at 5:23 PM #

    I expect this from Raleigh & Washington DC. But sports, acc, right here on tobacco road…….
    ……….this should make SI’s next issue for “signs of the apocoylpse”

  19. Rochester 03/10/2012 at 5:23 PM #

    Not for nothing, but if we had Vandenburg we might have withstood the screwing by the refs. 5 more fouls to give, big body, dunks putbacks.

    As for the ACC response, I think we already heard it. **Cricket chirping**

  20. redcanine 03/10/2012 at 5:25 PM #

    Not only are we getting jobbed and our fans are being booted, but we’re also being told to “shut our f’ng ass”. What next? Are they gonna raise the rim on our side of the court?

  21. AppPack14 03/10/2012 at 5:27 PM #

    unbelievable. just unbelievable.

  22. vtpackfan 03/10/2012 at 5:27 PM #

    Hess started the mess, Yow faught the law and the law one. Plain and simple. This wasn’t just for NCSU sake, this is a clear shot to: Clemson, Boston College, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Miami, Florida State, Virginia Tech, Virginia and Wake Forests. You all play for consolations, you start and stay in the losers heat. Make a fuss about it and your just making necessarly hard for yourselves- just ask Moo U about trying to get uppity.

    The ACC is just a sentence term, one with no merits given for good behavior. Time now for a prison break.

    As Andy would say “get busy living or get busy dying”.

  23. Tampa-Pack 03/10/2012 at 5:27 PM #

    FSU is up. Time for the refs to f*ck with them too. Can’t stop that UNC/Duke final :)

  24. Gene 03/10/2012 at 5:28 PM #

    Write the league office:

    Atlantic Coast Conference
    4512 Weybridge Lane
    Greensboro, NC 27407

    We are the consumers/end-users of their product. Let them know their product sucks and needs to change.

    Other than an Occupy the ACC League office sort of sit-in, which many won’t have time for, I think this is about the best we can do.

    There are 10,000’s of Wolfpack fans in the Wolfpack nation. If each one writes one letter a week and mails it to the league office, they should get the hint we’re not happy with their product.

  25. AppPack14 03/10/2012 at 5:28 PM #

    PS every time I look up to watch the Duke game it seems like either FSU has the ball or Duke is shooting free throws. Damn it.

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