Twitter reacts to NC State shirts mocking UNC
The North Carolina Tar Heels and NC State have taken their rivalry to new heights this season: trash talk has come from both sides.
The back and forth initially started during the football season when Drake Maye stated: “People who go to State just cannot get into Carolina.” The harmless remark ruffled feathers, resulting in Maye apologizing for the comment.
The saltiness carried over to the basketball program. NC State guard Terquavion Smith rocked shades while making this comment.
“I feel like other colleges in NC feel like they are better than us because they wear blue, but I just want people to know that you can come here, too. … They do the same stuff we do; they just have different courses.”
Following UNC’s 80-69 win over NC State in January, the response was brief: Armando Bacot rocked shades in the postgame interview. Since then, both teams’ trajectories have looked different.
UNC has struggled, and those struggles continued with NC State evening the season series Sunday with a 77-69 win over North Carolina. However, despite being 1-1 on the season with UNC, that did not stop the Wolfpack from producing shirts mocking North Carolina.
Not one, but TWO new tees from @BreakingT for NC State fans today!
Get the “Not a Rivalry” merch to celebrate the weekend sweep over UNC!
🛒: https://t.co/0j96lNm5hp pic.twitter.com/JgneNKeMlB
— Pack Pride (@PackPride) February 20, 2023
North Carolina has claimed for the longest that NC State is not its rival, but after this year’s events, you wonder if that tune will change. Regardless the shirts put Twitter in a frenzy,
Let us look at Twitter’s reaction to the shirts:
Nice to see state finally admitting they don’t win enough in the series to make it a real rivalry. Glad we finally agree
— Matt Bunn (@mattbunn01) February 20, 2023
— JAY (@_OutTheWayJay_) February 21, 2023
A great season for Carolina is winning a national championship.
A great season for NC State is beating Carolina.
There’s levels to this.
— Veezy World Peace 🌎 (@NotoriousVIC007) February 19, 2023
It’s been 40 years…now I see why State fans are so hype for a 1-1 split with UNC https://t.co/3ODvW8xeiL
— Zach (@zachtat13) February 20, 2023
I guess when you’ve only beaten us 6 times in mens basketball since 2004 you look for any opportunity to celebrate😂 https://t.co/RqjrnJguQI
— Tyler Peacock (@tpeacock99) February 21, 2023
You beat an unranked UNC team by 8 points and yet you proceeded to make these t-shirts.
It’s ironic that State still averaged 6 wins against us in the last 42 tries. Congrats on winning your version of a National Championship. 😴 https://t.co/OuegaLA3pa
— 👀🔴🐶 CHRIS 💙🖤🇺🇦 (@PantherLiferGA) February 21, 2023
My goodness this is embarrassing. They split the men’s and women’s games this year and print shirts? This is exactly why nobody takes them seriously. https://t.co/svl81aQ37I
— B.J. Davis (@BJ_Davis23) February 21, 2023
I mean for once, they’re not wrong. It’s not. 154-77 all time https://t.co/L8A5dAXpbo
— Austin Williams (@WilliamsTarheel) February 21, 2023
The wuffies have won 14% of their last 42 games against the Heels in this series, so yeah…it ain't a rivalry. What next? They gonna hang a banner in PNC for a season split? Probably. #alwayslittlebrother https://t.co/nwG4vN5pWD
— chrisdarling (@chrisdarling) February 21, 2023
Convinced this site is run by UNC fans that are trying to make State people look embarrassing https://t.co/9Xpr8OiJ0D
— Jackson McJunkin (@jackson_mcj) February 20, 2023
6-34 in their last 40 against UNC lol. That’s 6 wins in TWENTY (20) YEARS. https://t.co/BFPqUsP0f2 pic.twitter.com/R11LVYRzRy
— Olive Oil Papi (@JoeDoe_) February 20, 2023
We went 1-1 Vs UNC this year T Shirts are a bold move. https://t.co/eTZbnKD82Y
— Carolina Faithful (@UNCDiehards) February 20, 2023
Y’all know we split this year right😂😂😅😅
— Theo pinson (@tpinsonn) February 20, 2023
Dang did State win the Natty yesterday or something 👀👀👀👀
— Marquise Williams (@1MjWilliams2) February 20, 2023