Syracuse, New York – Syracuse coach Jim Boehme has never been shy about expressing his opinion on current events, and has been in the past a critic of President Donald Trump.
But on Wednesday, the day protesters stormed the Capitol Building in Washington, DC, Boheim said he did not want to get into politics because fans had canceled their season tickets for basketball matches in Syracuse after his earlier comments about the 2020 presidential election.
“It’s sad,” says Boehme. I will not go into politics. Two people canceled their season tickets because I said I think the election was resolved. ”
Boheme was asked directly by a reporter about the riots in Washington, DC, after the Syracuse match against Pittsburgh on Wednesday.
Angered by Joe Biden’s victory over Trump in the 2020 election, protesters pushed through the barricades, and the Capitol Police rushed and made their way to the Capitol.
But in the aftermath of the match, Boeheim was relatively wary when asked about the day’s events in Washington, D.C., referring to fans who have canceled their tickets.
“That’s how crazy these people are,” he said. “Two men who had had season tickets for 38 years canceled them because I said the election was over. They said, ‘No, it wasn’t. It’s fixed.’
“It’s sad. It’s so sad for our country. It’s just horrible, horrible.”
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