Vaught’s note: Keith Peel is a long-time UK fan and, like many others, was frustrated with how Saturday’s game at Texas A&M ended with the technical foul called on Isaac Humphries.
By KEITH PEEL
I think this game was the last straw. Game after game I watch our players and coaches work their tails off only to have incompetent SEC officials blow call after call game after game.
We consistently have two and three players fouls out while the other team generally has no one foul out. Phantom calls, no calls, misinterpretations of the rules, poor “judgement calls” ; all of these consistently have cost us and other teams games this year.
I have watched other SEC games with the same poor officiating. I saw Joe Lindsey give the game to U of L (against Duke) through poor officiating today. I think UK fans need to stand up and register their displeasure with officiating that has been consistently way below the level of play.
These officials call games five, six and seven nights a week. I think we know if officials are calling over 100 games during the season they are not giving their best every night. I have emailed Mitch Barnhart and asked him to step up and give as much effort as the players and coaches.
Maybe he already is, I don’t know. But if not he needs to be in the ear of the SEC head of officials every single day until the SEC gets this situation corrected. Excellece in play deserves excellence in officiating. Currently the fans and players are get short changed.