Don’t know what is wilder — (a) Roy’s comments or (b) the fact that the News & Observer didn’t feel compelled to even mention the comments in their headline – “Roy Williams disgusted with UNC fans selling tickets in Las Vegas”
â€œYou know you get tired of that. But itâ€™s something thatâ€™s always bothered me. It will always bother me. A hundred years ago Iâ€™m watching in Lawrence, Kansas, and North Carolinaâ€™s playing North Carolina State and there were five million red shirts in the crowd. And if Iâ€™d had a BB gun, five million red shirts would have had a burned rear end. Because I just donâ€™t like those kinds of things. I mean, seriously.
In CLASSIC UNC fashion, these comments ring through with hypocrisy, insensitivity and an inconsistent application of standards that really can ONLY happen in Chapel Hill. Only in the BASTION of liberalism where extreme gun control laws are cheered would the most popular man in town get away with advocating the malicious use of ANY kind of fire arm against another human being (thank God he didn’t suggest shooting an animal…that would have been worse).
I can only wonder what the families of the victims of Wendell Williamson (link) must be thinking right now?
Of course, the other part of Williams’ comments are not without hilarious hypocrisy. Leave it to our friends at Pack Pride to point out that STUB HUB, the online ticket re-seller, is a sponsor of UNC Basketball and athletics.
@PackPride wonder if Roy is going to make UNC take down all of the @stubhub signage
I’m guessing UNC-CH’s new (so called) “Athletics Director” now knows how is REALLY in charge in Chapel Hill!
Of course, it didn’t take the old Twitter feed to fill up with both serious and hilarious commentary. A couple of pictures that have been posted have been hilarious.
Suitable for framing in Roy’s office (click for a larger version):