Angry Iowa State Fan Makes a Run at Bill Self

By Jason Priestas on February 26, 2013 at 7:38a
An Iowa State fan upset at the ending of a game against Kansas is restrained by police.

We get it. You're not happy because curious officiating robbed your team of a home win over the No. 6 Jayhawks. 

Taking a run at Kansas coach Bill Self is probably not the best way to respond, however.

What makes matters worse is that this fan looks to be about 30 years into the you-should-know-better stage of his life.

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buckeye20's picture

What is this guy so upset about?  If you attend an Iowa State sporting event, shouldn't you expect to lose anyway?

old_rasputin's picture

I would be upset too with the garbage call at the end of regulation for I State, but assaulting the opposing team's coach?  Stay classy, I State. 

"We hate to lose, but when we do, rest assured we'll be back, and someone will pay the price." Coach Hayes

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater's picture

I love how his wife is standing in the background, like, "Oh Harold, please stop trying to fight the Kansas coach.   Let's get you home and into bed, dear".

Grant Edgell's picture

Don't let her fool you. She's assessing her chances of success against that cop if 'Harold' tags her in.

cajunbuckeye's picture

Harold looks like he's about to plant that right foot and do something stupid.

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

toad1204's picture

or "Harold you know what the doctor said about your blood pressure."

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

xFactor11's picture

Talking about staying classy, Elijah Johnson should have pulled the ball out at the end instead of dunking it. We get it, you had a hell of a game but have some respect for an unranked team that took you to overtime.

Jason Priestas's picture

Yep. I was glad to see Johnson apologized to ISU in the postgame presser.

xFactor11's picture

Ah, I went to bed right after the game trying to get over this cold. That makes me feel better about him and makes me retract what I said previously about him.

Maestro's picture

It was a bush league play by Johnson and I was glad he was quick to apologize, but after the season he has had I think he was just so overjoyed to be playing well that his  emotions got the best of him.

vacuuming sucks

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GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.

luckynutz's picture

I get it man. I want to punch bill self too. Just because. He just looks like one of those guys you'd like to fight for no reason. You just can't do it. Its illegal, and won't do any good. Because he's still going to be a giant douche waffle when you're done. And you'll be in jail. Just throw darts at a picture of him. Then you feel better. And don't get tazed in the process.

Poe McKnoe's picture

His wife looks pleased.

jwh7's picture

Can certainly understand the fan's frustration and probably did what most of us have thought about, but a clearer head prevailed. Watched the last 8 minutes of the game and Iowa State was in control. Not only was the offensive charge not called, but earlier Whitley had clearly fouled out on a reach-in to stop the clock..refs gave the foul to a guy several feet away. Whitley also got got away with a least two other calls later. Refs should call the game from start to finish, whistle to whistle. The idea that players should decide the game is true, but if obvious call not made it also impacts the outcome. IMO, Iowa State got screwed and Self got out of Dodge like he has do many times with favorable calls. A pretty hollow 500th win!!


NoVA Buckeye's picture

Where's Iowa State?
Enough said.

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

Hovenaut's picture


Stand down......

gobucks96's picture

Now I want to see the "after" shot. Once reality set in...

hodge's picture

Beer...because this would be a terrible idea if you could actually comprehend it.

rdubs's picture

As you may recall from previous posts, I am a huuuuuge KU basketball fan.  There is little doubt that the officiating in this game was pretty horrendous from start to finish.  There were some calls that stood out late in the game that appeared to help KU, but Withey picked up foul #4 on a "charge" where the defender never even put both feet down (talk about not being set).  There were plenty others along the way for both teams (and KU ended the game with more total fouls than ISU, so for much of the game it didn't appear to favor KU).  
What is most unfortunate is that all of those calls overshadowed an outstanding game by both ISU (team record for 3s) and Elijah Johnson (career high 39 points).  
I didn't mind the dunk too much at the end.  He got caught up in the moment, had anyone made a move to stop him I am sure he would have pulled it back out.  What I hate is when the walk-ons run out the clock at the end of games.

RC's picture

I'm also a huge KU basketball fan.  Yes that was a charge at the end, but ISU was the beneficiary of their fair share of favorable calls.  I also didn't have a big problem with the dunk, I never do.  It's not like he did back flips on their floor after the game.

TheShookster's picture

I have to admit, if Sam Thompson had done what Elijah did last night, my reaction would most likely not have been "Wow what bad sportsmanship."

He ain't even stretch doe!!

gobucks96's picture

Did Oladipo receive much for his dunk at the end of the Michigan game?

xFactor11's picture

Really? I'm all for scoring until the clock hits zero in football. No, I don't think the starters should be in if it is a big lead. But if you can't stop the backups then keep scoring. However, in basketball at a situation like that the opposing team has basically given up and stopped playing. I would be disappointed in any OSU player doing that at the end.

AngryWoody's picture


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