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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Indiana Pacers announcer Mark Boyle calls Miami Heat fans ‘losers’

Mark BoyleMiami Heat fans have faced many unflattering stereotypes over the past few years, but Indiana Pacers announcer Mark Boyle (pictured) took it to another level on Friday night.

The Pacers announcer must have seen Heat fans leaving American Airlines Arena as Miami was down at the end of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals, so he began bashing them.

“We are literally sitting in the crowd here. These losers are leaving,” Boyle said of the Heat fans. “They are flocking to the exits with their team down by three. This city does not only not deserve this team, they don’t deserve any team.”

You can listen to the audio of the comments here via Page Q Sports.

That was a much stronger rip by Boyle on Heat fans than what the Atlanta Hawks announcers did in 2009. They were just clowning Dwyane Wade for being “untouchable” and resorting to “thuggery.”

Miami sports fans have long been criticized for being frontrunners and lacking passion. They never really supported the Marlins, which is understandable in recent years but didn’t make sense when the team was winning. The attendance at Heat games has been low over the years until the team began winning. The support for the Miami Hurricanes is also fairly weak considering how strong the program is historically. The one team they are passionate about is the Dolphins.

Heat fans get a bad rap for showing up to games late, dressing like hipsters, and wearing odd jerseys, but at least we’ve seen their fans do their best to show passion this year.

Photo: Twitter/Mark Boyle



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