Meet the rare Syracuse native rooting against the Orange

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SYRACUSE, NY (WSYR-TV) — Anthony Pecoriello calls himself “public enemy number one” on the streets of Syracuse.

Pecoriello wears orange. His just happens to come with purple. Clemson colors.

After graduating from Bishop Ludden, the Camillus native went to Clemson University.

When asked if he grew up a Syracuse Orange fan, he says, “I did. I’m a die-hard Syracuse basketball fan. Growing up, Syracuse football was a little rocky, at least when I was younger. So there was a little void there.”

That void was quickly filled with the Clemson Tigers.

He’s used to ribbing from his hometown friends, especially when he was in the Carrier Dome in 2017 when Syracuse upset Clemson.

Saturday, he’s predicting a blowout. “Clemson by a million,” he says.

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