UK athletics director Mitch Barnhart has issued a statement condemning a fan's sign made for the Florida game that was circulated online Wednesday. The sign, a photo of which was captured from a Snapchat story then tweeted by former Florida player Ahmad Black, reads, "If hurricane Irma didn't f*** you up, cats will." While it's unclear where the sign originated, the picture shows it spread on the ground in front of a fireplace with another UK sign hanging above it. "An insensitive and offensive sign has been making the rounds online this week," Barnhart tweeted Thursday. "I want to be clear: That's not us. We will show the respect and care due our opponents and those affected by natural disasters. As we've planned all week, we'll accept donations at concession stands for UK's Emergency Assistance & Relief Fund. Please be generous."
Kentucky AD Mitch Barnhart condemns fan's sign ridiculing Hurricane Irma victims
USA Today | Sep 21