January 12, 2015 9:37 am -

[su_right_ad]Karl Hess lost his temper with a Wake Forest fan during a Seton Hall game in Louisville last week.

The booster, Mit Shah, the former chairman of the Wake Forest board of trustees, used his Twitter account to post a quote he attributed to Hess during the game.

“Karl Hess to me at the Wake-Louisville game tonight…’When I’m older I want to sit in your seat & watch your Egyptian ass ref a game’ #Wow”

Shah is the CEO of an Atlanta-based hotel management company. He is of Indian descent but was born in the U.S. and grew up in North Carolina. Shah did not return messages from Yahoo Sports.

To this point, the ACC is the only league to terminate its relationship with Hess. It’s a relationship that dates back more than two decades.

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D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

10 responses to College Referee Karl Hess Fired Over Racist Remark

  1. Denise January 12th, 2015 at 10:22 am

    He’s Indian and he called him Egyptian. Because, well, white people think all non- white people look alike, so what the heck, right?

    • Carla Akins January 12th, 2015 at 11:05 am

      It’s so embarrassing. The number of times each day that I feel I have to apologize for the white race is, well…embarrassing.

      • fahvel January 12th, 2015 at 12:37 pm

        you don’t have to apologize for an entire race.

        • Tammy Minton Haley January 12th, 2015 at 2:54 pm

          i am constantly ashamed of my peeps, dude…white people, white AMERICANS, i should say–are unbelievably myopic and self-centered…it’s shameful, and quintessentially “Ugly American”…

          • Budda January 12th, 2015 at 4:17 pm

            Naw, I am just ashamed of the stupid ones.

          • fahvel January 12th, 2015 at 6:47 pm

            ugly americans, ok – but not the race please.

      • Tammy Minton Haley January 12th, 2015 at 3:00 pm

        i feel your pain…

        during the height of the Trayvon Martin case, i felt compelled to apologize to a couple of people i know, because i was so ashamed and mortified by so many white Americans and what was being said and done…

    • fahvel January 12th, 2015 at 12:37 pm

      yeah, but I thought they all looked pakistani, not egyptian – give it a rest silly.

    • Bunya January 12th, 2015 at 2:03 pm

      Reminds me of the time an Indian woman won the Miss America title and the right wingers sent her nasty e-mails, telling her to get her Muslim ass out of ‘murika.

      • Tammy Minton Haley January 12th, 2015 at 3:01 pm

        she was pretty–is pretty, i mean… 🙂