Kentucky Fans Check No to Checkerboard Uniforms

Written By:  •  Thursday, May 10, 2018

The Kentucky Wildcats have been wearing a checkerboard pattern on their uniforms for a decade now; it was originally introduced in 2008 as a subtle addition to the basketball uniforms in tribute to Kentucky Derby and Triple Crown legend Secretariat.

Since then that subtle pattern has increased in size and visibility, with a full checkerboard pattern running down each side of the Wildcats most recent basketball uniforms.

This week the Lexington Herald-Leader put a poll up on their site asking what Kentucky fans thought about the checkerboard look.

They, uh, they didn’t like it. Take a look:



Just over 69% wanted absolutely nothing to do with them, while approx. 27% ranged from loving them to merely tolerating them. There are 3.75% of poll respondents who are not welcome on this website.

It’s not only the basketball team that wears the checkerboard…

Personally, I don’t mind the checkerboard but if the fans don’t like it perhaps it’s time to move on. Share your thoughts in the comments.

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