With the Kentucky Wildcats’ win over Vanderbilt last Tuesday night, there was some controversy brewing during the game and following the game.
During the game, as Brandon Boston continued his struggles going 3/9 from the field with just six points, some fans were heard booing Boston as he missed a shot.
After the game, Calipari indirectly took a shot as those fans booing his star player:
“Everybody left Devin alone when Devin struggled early. No one really got on Devin; our fans left Devin alone, let him do his thing. Now, look where Devin is now. And now I’m saying the same thing. Our fans haven’t been bad on BJ; they’ve been pretty good because they’re good people. They’re not nasty; they’re not trolls. That’s not who they are.”
Dontaie Allen was asked about fans booing Boston today, and he asked fans to support the struggling freshman.
“Yeah I didn’t like that,” Allen said. “He’s my teammate and I think the BBN should be positive and support him.”
Allen is absolutely correct in the fact that everyone should try and help Boston out of his slump by being positive and uplifting. I believe that it’s fine to criticize a player when they’re underperforming, because that is what we, as sports fans and UK basketball fans, do. However, it is unacceptable to flat-out boo a kid on his home floor.
The Cats play Florida on Saturday in Gainesville.
Here is Calipari’s message to fans encouraging them to support BJ Boston. pic.twitter.com/hXQbSHzKlh— Tyler Thompson (@MrsTylerKSR) January 6, 2021