Did Rick Pitino flip off Kentucky fans?
Tyler Ulis’ 21 points and eight assists led No. 12 Kentucky to a thrilling 75-73 victory over No. 16 Louisville on Saturday afternoon in Lexington.
Louisville head coach Rick Pitino, likely upset with the loss, had to exit the floor to jeers from the Rupp Arena
"1-9 … 1-9!" one fan shouted, referring to his record against Kentucky since John Calipari took over (his record is actually 1-8. But that’s not important).
Pitino threw his right hand up in the air and may have flipped off the crowd.
— Seiver Tandy (@Fine_and_Tandy) December 26, 2015
The tweet says he gave the fans the finger, but it’s hard to determine given the background. You could easily make the case that Pitino stopped himself at the last second from completing the obscene gesture.
Rick Pitino has denied giving the finger to fans, according to Dana O’Neil of ESPN.
(h/t College Basketball Talk)