Omaha ref taking heat from Kentucky fans after Elite Eight game

Posted at 11:50 AM, Mar 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-29 12:50:47-04

A referee from Omaha will blow his whistle at the Final Four this weekend after officiating an Elite Eight classic this past Sunday. Unfortunately, fan reaction to that game is creating a buzz online.

Some Kentucky fans are upset with John Higgins. They believe he failed to make a call that helped North Carolina knock off the Wildcats in a thriller. Wildcat fans have attacked the facebook page of Higgins Omaha Roofing and Siding Company, John Higgins Weatherguard.

So many people left negative ratings that it dropped his business rating to two stars before the page was taken down Tuesday.

According to ESPN, Higgins met with law enforcement for more than two hours Tuesday after Kentucky fans sent death threats and reportedly called his company's office and home.