Holden Thorp is a long-time Tar Heel, so perhaps it’s no surprise that he’s getting in on the rivalry ahead of tonight’s UNC-Duke basketball game.

While participating in a discussion on the economy with big names like Tim Geithner, the UNC chancellor managed to toss an insult down Tobacco Road.

“Our students are talking about the future and asking smart questions instead of wasting time sitting in a tent,” Thorp tweeted. And yes, the account is real.

Thorp should have done some fact-checking before mouthing off. Tenting ended this weekend, which means there aren't any Dukies chilling in tents today.

His tweet has already provoked some harsh reactions on Twitter.

From @ramlog: @chanthorp wow what class you show as the leader of the largest public university in the state. Bet all those fb players asked a ton of ?'s

We’ve requested comment from Thorp, and we’ll let you know if he gets back to us.

Til then, why not let Thorp know what you think? Send him a message @chanthorp.