In the final minute of NC State's loss to Miami on Thursday night, a Hurricanes fan decided it was a good time to give Cat Barber a shove in the back. Barber, to his credit, responded by doing nothing and in the process defused what could have been an ugly altercation.
Jim Larranaga apologized for this incident after the game.
Post-game for coaches is in the same spot. Jim Larranaga apologized to Mark Gottfried for the push of Cat Barber by a fan— Joe Giglio (@jwgiglio) January 23, 2015
Barber didn't have much to say about it, and he had the support of several football players, which just goes to reinforce the folly of this dude's half-assed shove. DON'T MAKE THE FOOTBALL TEAM COME DOWN THERE, GUY.
Glad I kept my cool tonight smh...— CAT (@catbarber1994) January 23, 2015
@catbarber1994 I was about to jump through the tv bruh— Jerod Fernandez (@J4_Fernandez) January 23, 2015
I'm all for sportsmanship...but Cat should've jumped at him to see if he would flinch lol. Classy move tho— Nate Irving (@JusSayNate) January 23, 2015
It's tough to disagree with Nate on this--pull the I'm-coming-at-you feint patented by every ninth grader ever and watch the clown shrivel into the fetal position. That would have been endlessly amusing. Immature, yes. But so amusing, and so deserved.