The Auburn Tigers are heading to the first Final Four in program history, and they got there by going through a blue-blood gauntlet of Kansas, North Carolina and Kentucky.
In that win over North Carolina, the Tigers lost forward Chuma Okeke to an ACL injury. The sophomore arrived to the arena to cheer his team on in the second half on Sunday. Yet, one tasteless banner gave Auburn some extra motivation against the Wildcats.
A photo circulated on Twitter of a Kentucky banner that mocked Okeke’s injury while playing off Drake lyrics. Auburn’s Danjel Purifoy commented on the photo, and you can bet that the Tigers players saw it before the game.
Auburn’s Danjel Purifoy comments on this idiotic banner nearly an hour before the UK vs. Auburn game.
I’m guessin… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…— T.J. Walker (@TJWalkerRadio) March 31, 2019
Following Auburn’s overtime win, many fans mocked the banner as a karmic consequence.
Congrats, you played ya self #MarchMadness #WDE https://t.co/QJ0mq24lA8
— Edward Aschoff (@AschoffESPN) March 31, 2019
Kentucky fans couldn't even mock an injury correctly. Chuma Okeke injured his left knee, not the right knee. https://t.co/TMyiTDnmaL
— (M)J (LB)J (@JordanGame6) March 31, 2019
Karma is a b*tch. https://t.co/HwhIBzTj2X
— Svend Jansen (@svendjansen) March 31, 2019
War Eagle. #FinalFour https://t.co/HFNTNhbNos
— Ethan Triebsch (@etriebsch) March 31, 2019
Glad Auburn won because of this https://t.co/SbGqJuNImJ
— tOSU State of Mind (@bucks3317) March 31, 2019
Kentucky deserved this L. https://t.co/Jh2HWSm9xH
— BucsHoopsInsider (@ETSU_HOOPS) March 31, 2019
Kentucky fans are #AUBvsUK #MarchMadness https://t.co/zahADPzNwM
— TheSportsChick (@_TheSportsChick) March 31, 2019
I guess they can use that sheet for a Kleenex now.
— Amy Driver (@AmyDriver1) March 31, 2019
This worked out well. https://t.co/FLwyDHDaBf
— Brian (@gunner921) March 31, 2019
UK's answer to Steve Bartman. Don't bring bad karma. https://t.co/tQLXelMLUv
— Kevin Wallace (@CoachKWallace) March 31, 2019
That was never going to end well, Kentucky.
More NCAAB!Fans loved Bruce Pearl shaking his head at refs during Auburn's win over KentuckyCharles Barkley cried tears of joy after Auburn made its first Final FourAuburn's injured Chuma Okeke arrived in the second half to support his teammates