The Syracuse-Duke rivalry certainly intensified when an offensive foul was called on a layup by C.J. Fair which could have tied the close game. Coach Boeheim was so enraged that he charged onto the court to argue the call and was then ejected from the game in the last 10 seconds. But the controversy did not die down after Boeheim was escorted out. Die-hard Orange fans took their complaints to social media, flooding Twitter feeds with 140-character-bursts-of-angst for hours after the final score was announced. Here's a post-game analysis of the most notable tweets...most of them mirroring Coach Boeheim's televised reaction:
The Fury Begins:
Might be the worst call in history
— Michael Carter-Willi (@MCW1) February 23, 2014
YOU HAVE TO BE KIDDING
— Jasmine M. Jordan (@MickiJae) February 23, 2014
Then there's this one which started a trend: #FreeBoeheim
— DCF (@DrunkCuseFan) February 23, 2014
Yeah we hate it when you mess with Wegman's.....
Cuse-Duke rivalry has gone too far. Duke sign says "Wegmans is overrated" pic.twitter.com/5ewn2zXCWE
— Zach Mentz (@ZachMentz) February 22, 2014
— SyracuseGirlProblems (@CuseGirlProbs) February 23, 2014
Duke's other rival joins in:
Jabari Parker being interviewed. Credits heart and momentum. Forgets to mention refs.
— UNC Humor (@UNCMemes) February 23, 2014
Some respect for the First Lady of Syracuse:
— THUG TYLER ENNIS (@THUGENNIS) February 23, 2014
For those of you tweeting that my dad shouldn't lose it like that you try to keep calm when your team gives it their all and gets that call.
— Jimmy B (@jimmyb_23) February 23, 2014
And an A+ use of the soon-to-be-viral "Boeheim freakout of 2014" Vine:
When you’re late to class and the south campus bus passes you TWICE! https://t.co/f9u9kf8H0t”
— He Who Has Answers (@Sh1tPatSays) February 23, 2014
Assistant Coach Hopkins (who actually became Head Coach for a few seconds tonight) chimes in:
Tough fought game. So proud of our team. They competed so hard and had a chance to win the game.
— Coach Mike Hopkins (@Coach_Hopkins) February 23, 2014
And C.J. Fair himself with some wise words of advice applicable to most situations we find ourselves in:
Regardless how it all goes down. Life goes on!
— CJ Fair (@cjfair) February 23, 2014
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