North Carolina and Villanova played an incredible national championship game Monday night, but at least one Tar Heels supporter doesn't think the result was all that fair. A UNC fan named Michael Kline has started an official petition to have the Wildcats' victory overturned. Kline believes that the officiating during the contest was one-sided, and he wants a "complete investigation" into the referees.
The petition, on change.org, has just about 400 signatures. It'll likely get the 500 needed for it to be put in front of the NCAA.
This game was poorly officiated from the tip off to the end. It was a one sided called game all the way through. The officials called fouls against UNC that should have not been called and never called Villanova for the fouls they committed. The officials never called Villanova for multiple travel violations either. Also I want a complete investigation into the officials as it was them that decided the game not who played better.
Here's a screenshot of the petition:
No, this won't lead to anything, regardless of how many signatures the petition receives. But it makes it clear that at least some portion of UNC fans aren't happy with how the game was officiated Monday night.