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John Calipari's Daughter Addresses Hate From Memphis Fans

Wednesday, it was announced that former Memphis coach John Calipari - who is now at Kentucky - would be honored by the Tigers this December for what was meant to be a "great homecoming." Thursday, the school's President, David Rudd, cancelled the event. The reason? The fan base was none too thrilled with the idea.

Well, it turns out the whole ordeal hasn't just been hard on the coach himself. Coach Cal's daughter, Erin, has been getting heat from Memphis fans - some of whom she went to high school with - regarding the situation. She tweeted a number of messages both before and after the news of the cancellation.

">@ukcoachcalipari and then see angry comments from people I thought were my friends in highschool

— Dr.SicilianoCalipari (@TheErinCalipari)

Pretty rough to hear memphis is honoring @ukcoachcalipari and then see angry comments from people I thought were my friends in highschool

— Dr.SicilianoCalipari (@TheErinCalipari) September 10, 2015

">September 10, 2015

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">September 10, 2015

">@UKCoachCalipari. The jokes on you. Your mean comments were for nothing.

— Dr.SicilianoCalipari (@TheErinCalipari)

Just heard memphis decided they actually don't want to recognize @UKCoachCalipari. The jokes on you. Your mean comments were for nothing.

— Dr.SicilianoCalipari (@TheErinCalipari) September 10, 2015

">September 10, 2015

Fans often don't realize how much their criticism can affect family members of coaches and players. 

It's unlikely that Memphis reschedules any kind of event featuring Calipari for quite some time. Perhaps it's better that way.