On Saturday afternoon Kentucky Wildcats faced off against rival Louisville in a match-up of top-20 programs. Kentucky entered as a slight favorite over Louisville, despite being the lower-ranked team.
Fans in Lexington were treated to a rough first half before both teams found their rhythm in the second half. Kentucky opened an eight-point lead at the half before squandering that lead in the final seconds of the second half.
The game eventually went to overtime, where the Wildcats out-scored the Cardinals 17-9 to walk out with a 78-70 win.
Despite the action on the court, the biggest star of the game was sitting in the stands tonight. Former Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter was in the building – wearing blue.
That’s right, the former Louisville super-fan is sitting right behind Kentucky’s bench and is decked out in Wildcats blue.
Check it out.
Papa John Schnatter right behind the @KentuckyMBB bench wearing blue at the @LouisvilleMBB game. Maybe that has something to do with Louisville taking his name off their football stadium. pic.twitter.com/pyPWI1Rfx8
— Sam Ro 📈 (@SamRo) December 28, 2019
This isn’t the first time this has happened. In fact, it’s not even the first time this has happened this calendar year. He did it in February when Kentucky hosted LSU, when he sat directly behind the bench in full Kentucky gear.
Schnatter had his name on the Louisville business school and football stadium before the university decided to move on from its partnership following his scandal.
Now he’s a Kentucky fan.