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Video: Long-time Kentucky fan has tattoo to show support for Mark Stoops

Click on the photo of Carter Wasson's tattoo to hear him and his wife talk about it on video.

Click on the photo of Carter Wasson’s tattoo to hear him and his wife talk about it on video.


One of the best parts of my job — maybe the best part — is the interaction I get to have with UK fans now. Take what happened with Carter Wasson and his wife, Shirley Ann, Friday.

They stopped by The Advocate-Messenger so Wasson, 58, could show me how excited he was about the arrival of coach Mark Stoops. It had inspired him to get a tattoo on his leg for all to see proclaiming his love for UK during spring practice. He even had me autograph his shirt.

Later he sent me this e-mail:

“Thanks so much for taking time to visit with us this afternoon. On the way home, I looked at my freshly autographed shirt and noticed that the ‘Size 3X’ sticker was still boldly displayed in the center of my chest. Annie (Shirley Ann) grinned and asked ‘So, what are you going to do about that?’ My reply was ‘Not a thing. I’d never ask Larry Vaught to sign anything but a brand new shirt.’ I hung it up as soon as we got home so I can have it framed and add it to the rest of the cherished UK Football memorabilia that graces my office walls (and desk and floor and bookcase).

 “Thanks again to you and the Advocate Messenger for going out of your way to make us feel at home. That gracious act of kindness made this old Cat fan mighty happy.”
Trust me, I enjoyed every minute and hope you enjoy this video of Wasson’s story.

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  1. Carter

    When Shirley Ann went “all-in” with that “for better or worse” thing, I doubt this was in the agreement.
    Awww, to be the wife of a KY Football fan (poor woman). Thanks darling.

    And thanks again Larry.

    GO CATS!

    1. larryvaught

      Stories like this what makes UK so special. And he did it for football

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