Bob Huggins AMES, IA – FEBRUARY 2: Head coach Bob Huggins of the West Virginia Mountaineers coaches from the bench in the first half of play against the Iowa State Cyclones at Hilton Coliseum on February 2, 2016 in Ames, Iowa. (Photo by David Purdy/Getty Images)

West Virginia Mountaineers men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins could be out of a job soon, and it would have nothing to do with how his team has performed on the court.

Huggins appeared on 700 WLW’s Bill Cunningham Show on Monday morning and leveled a notorious homophobic slur against fans of the Xavier Musketeers, the one-time rival of Huggins when he coached the Cincinnati Bearcats.

Huggins called Xavier fans “Catholic f**s” during the radio hit for reasons known only to him.

Huggins: “Any school that can throw rubber penises on the floor and then say they didn’t do it, by god they can get away with anything.”

Cunningham: “I think it was transgender night wasn’t it?”

Huggins: “It was a Crosstown Shootout, yea, no, what it was, was all those f–s, those Catholic f–s I think”

Cunningham: “All right.”

Huggins: “They were envious they didn’t have one.”

You can hear the incident in the clip below, but warning, it comes with the attached homophobic language:

Huggins coached the University of Cincinnati from 1995-2005. He coached the Kansas State Wildcats for two seasons before jumping to West Virginia in 2007. The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame inducted “Huggy Bear” in 2022.

After the incident went viral, sports fans quickly pointed to an old tweet of Huggins, in which he boasted of a friendship with former longtime Cincinnati Reds broadcaster Thom Brennaman.

Huggins brought Brennaman to West Virginia to speak to his team about “accountability” months after the Reds fired him for using the same homophobic slur on a baseball broadcast.

The sports world was quick to react to the friendship being seen in a new light:

[Awful Announcing]