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Could this 4-year-old be the saddest Kentucky fan ever after getting UK-UConn score?


If you think you were heartbroken when Connecticut beat Kentucky Monday night, wait until you see the reaction this from 4-year-old Kentucky fan.

“My husband and I are originally from Kentucky and have been Wildcat fans all our lives,” said Rachel Calton. “My husband is in the Navy and is currently stationed in Connecticut on the USS Hartford as the Weapons Officer, so obviously we are surrounded by UCONN fans.

“We are making sure we raise our kids to cheer for the best team, though. Our 4-year-old was asleep before tip-off on Monday night, but wore his Kentucky jersey to bed and the first thing he asked me when he woke up Tuesday morning was if Kentucky had won. I knew he was going to be upset by the news, but didn’t expect quite this reaction. Could he be the saddest Kentucky fan?”

If he’s not, I would not want to see the fan who was sadder. I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry with the young guy. Enjoy this video and thanks Rachel for reminding us all just how early the blue blood starts flowing, especially when he said, “No, it’s not” when his mom told him that UK still finished second.

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  1. Larry T Clemons

    I cried just like that…” But I didn’t have no one to hold me.” Poor little Guy…And, I have that same #22 Football Jersey ! He’s A Wildcat…

    1. larryvaught

      He’s a Wildcat for life. Make sure to tell your friends to check it out. Video that tells what UK basketball is all about

      1. Larry Pup,

        Amen LarryV. I know how he feels.

      2. Karen Sprinkle

        Great video, Larry. Thanks for sharing it with us.

      3. Anonymous

        He looked like me after the loss Monday night.

  2. Marsha P.

    That is just awesome and so cute. He will be a member of the BBN forever!

  3. Jeremy S

    My 6 year old son cried himself to sleep after watching the whole game with me. All you parents dont get mad at me I too am in the military stationed in AZ. So the game ended at 8:15ish for us. He was still upset all day Tuesday but is fine now. I feel I may have created a monster. Is it possible for my 6 year old yo be a bigger fan than me? Although I still remember crying after the 97 game against AZ and it was the first thing that came to my mind when I hot orders here!

    1. larryvaught

      Wow Jeremy S. Great story. We forget how these kids are raised UK fans and love the blue immediately

  4. Judi Cole

    His parents are starting him young. I hated to see him cry like that. I think we forget that even little kids get all caught up in our Wildcats!

  5. TrueBlueJohn

    We feel his pain.

  6. Theresa

    I felt the same way but could not cry until I watched the live feed from Tuesday’s homecoming at Rupp. While I was sad on Monday night, I was not devastated (and still am not devastated), but I think it took the look on our boys’ faces for me to admit just how sad I was that it ended with a loss. I wanted the win for them so much which is why it broke my heart to see them looking like that. I am sure that our team felt like doing exactly what this little guy was doing, and I cannot blame them.

    1. Karen Sprinkle

      Theresa, I reacted exactly the same way. WKYT showed a bit of footage showing the Cats stopping off at Cardinal Hill in their afternoon broadcast Tuesday, and I was happy to see the smiles on the faces of the patients as well as some of the Cats.

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