FSU coach Jimbo Fisher on shouting match with fan: ‘If they say something about your family, you take up for it’

Things have sunk pretty far down for coach Jimbo Fisher and the Florida State Seminoles. After their latest loss against Louisville on Saturday, Fisher got into a shouting altercation with a Seminoles fan.

While Fisher said he shouldn’t have responded to the fan’s criticism, he still defended his actions following the game:

“It’s not frustration, just, ‘Hey, listen, be supportive,’” Fisher said according to The Orlando Sentinel. “There’s no reason to be nasty. I shouldn’t have said something.

“But at the same time, [I’m] defending players and people you’re with. I’m in charge of them, and I love them like a father. If they say something about your family, you take up for it.”

According to Fisher, the fan shouted at the Seminoles that the team needed to hire new coaches. Fisher responded by “yelling at the fan to come down to the field and deliver his message.” The Florida State coach heard the criticism while walking off the field after the game.

Florida State fell to 2-4 after its loss Saturday. The Seminoles must finish at least 4-2 to avoid missing their first bowl game since 1981.

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