After a video surfaced on Saturday night of Chris Mack and former Louisville Cardinals football player Eric Wood celebrating the Cards’ win over Kentucky for the first time in about 17 years, the internet fan base of Kentucky fans ran with it.
In the video, Eric Wood, who did most of the talking, bashed Kentucky and Calipari for being “0-1” without Kenny Payne. Payne said yesterday that the video was sent to him as a joke, because he and Wood are good friends.
Today, it came out that Chris Mack called John Calipari to apologize to him after he realized the video had surfaced.
“The first person I thought of was Calipari. I didn’t want him to think it was some shot at him or the program. He was the first person I called when I saw it was out yesterday,” Mack said.
Mack said he also realized that he violated COVID-19 protocols and accepts criticism for violating them.
Mack also added that Calipari offered advice to him, and that Calipari was gracious and understanding.
Mack of Cal's response: "Gracious as always. He was understanding. I think he understood the context. Any time I've ever dealt with Coach Calipari, he's been great. He offered a few words of advice, which I'll keep between him and I but I was appreciative of his response."— Tyler Thompson (@MrsTylerKSR) February 22, 2021
Good on Mack for apologizing, but I hope Calipari offers no mercy next December when these two meet up in Rupp Arena.