On Friday, the 3rd-seeded Houston Cougars will be taking on the 2nd-seeded Kentucky Wildcats, but that is a footnote right now compared to what these UK fans decided to do just hours before the Sweet 16 game.
A photo posted on a University of Kentucky’s campus went viral on Friday, because it read, “We’re going to finish what Harvey started…. #CatsBy90”
The sign suggests the Wildcats will beat the Cougars by 90 points and points to Hurricane Harvey – the deadly storm that devastated the city in August 2017, caused major damage, and many lives were lost.
Via KHOU11 News:
KHOU11 News connected with the student who initially shared the photo. KHOU is choosing not to identify that student because they did not create the sign, nor do they live at the house where the sign hung. They posted a photo after walking past the home.
“The sign was out front of my neighbor’s house. I didn’t make it. But I’d seen it when I was leaving,” said the University of Kentucky student. “There’s a lot of houses that always put signs up. They always do it for basketball games and football games, before the big games.”
“It wasn’t her sign. It was a house across from here. Poorly worded tweet, but it wasn’t her actions. Don’t take it out on her, find the people who made the sign. Just putting it out there she did not make the sign… yes she shoulda called them out.”
Not a good look for the Kentucky fan base.