Cats’ entitlement result of rabid fans

Letter to Editor by Jessica McKim

I got to touch DeMarcus Cousins’ food. That’s right. Little old me. Some girl that he doesn’t even know who cheers him on every game — I got to touch his food!

OK, seriously, give me a break. I got to touch his food because he left plates and napkins all over the floor and table, along with two teammates.

If any regular student is seen leaving their plates on the tables, people think it is so rude and inconsiderate that someone has to clean up after them. So why is it ok for Cousins and other members of the basketball team to leave their things behind for others to take care of? Answer: It is not OK.

Calipari, I thought that you were working on erasing their “I poop ice cream” mentality, but I guess it didn’t work very well for at least one of your players.

This behavior is rude and unacceptable. It’s one thing to genuinely forget, but Cousins stood by the exit as his teammates put away their plates. He had to have known that he left his mess behind.

I think the fault doesn’t just lie on Cousins (although I think a day of cleaning up other people’s plates would do him some good.) I think this behavior stems from the attitudes of the majority of UK students who would love to touch his plates and dirty napkins.

I think people have the mentality these guys can do whatever they want, as long as they win games for Kentucky.

News Flash: They poop. They vomit. They eat and drink and wear clothes. They get hurt and sometimes they cry.

The basketball players are people. Students. They are just like you and me. (Minor exception being the fact they are two feet taller than most students.)

And no matter how many games they win, the expectation should be for them to clean up their mess, just like the rest of us.

Jessica McKim

Secondary education sophomore