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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  • Sal

    A little hipocrytical from a guy who works for a team with one of the worst attendance records in the NBA. That’s alright. Keep hating.

  • Coreen Xia

    And the losers are winning. Awww.

  • Mauricio Acosta

    Funny. The pacer fans were leaving with 4 minutes left to go last night….

  • http://www.facebook.com/lionel.suarez77 Lionel Suarez

    Mark Boyle – his name sounds like a foot disorder, and he’s ugly to boot (pun intended). Dear Boyle, just because you’re a hater, (I don’t blame you considering you look like an Auschwitz survivor), doesn’t give you the right to talk misguided smack. For starter, only a few people left the game in question early, and our attendance seems to be better than your’s up in Indiana even though we have about a million more things to down here. So please crawl back into your cave and just be happy the Indiana Pacers felt pitty toward you and gave you a job – because you’re repulsive, and even your parents don’t love you.