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Josh Ali clarifies controversial retweets

Ali retweeted several tweets calling for Wilson to be benched and even Eddie Gran to be fired.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 16 Kentucky at Vanderbilt Photo by Matthew Maxey/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images


Josh Ali has clarified his controversial retweets, saying that he was just using them as added motivation.

On to Georgia.

As if Saturday’s loss to the Missouri Tigers wasn’t bad enough, there now appears to be some turmoil brewing within the Kentucky Wildcats football team.

Following what was one of the worst offensive performances in school history — a game that saw Kentucky pass for just 50 yards against a defense that was allowing 300+ passing yards per game — wide receiver Josh Ali retweeted several tweets criticizing the offense, including ones calling for quarterback Terry Wilson to be benched and offensive coordinator Eddie Gran to be fired.

Now, it should be noted that Ali retweeted several other tweets from fans that included criticism of himself, so maybe he’s just trying to expose negative fans for going too far.

Regardless, this is a bad look on Ali to even give these fans a platform, especially during a time when Wilson is receiving a lot of criticism and calls to be benched in favor of Joey Gatewood. The last thing this team needs is turmoil going into a very difficult matchup with the Georgia Bulldogs this week.