In 2010, UK receiver Randal Cobb wasn’t happy with the attendance at Wildcats home games and decided to use his Twitter account to vent. Not smart. Fans are the backbone of every athlete and every sporting event, and they are the very last person an athlete should ever antagonize. In college sports this has extra meaning because you not only bring a negative spotlight onto yourself, but also your teammates, coaches and the entire program. It’s unnecessary and childish. It also shows a lack of maturity. Use social media such as Twitter to extol the virtues of your teammates and the institution. That will always leave you with a positive image for fans, the school, and potential future employers both in and out of athletics.
Randall Cobb Twitter-blasts Kentucky fans
With the afterglow of a huge upset win over South Carolina still casting a wide swath of positivity across the state, you would expect the University of Kentucky football players to have spent today basking in the adulation they’ve received from a potentially program-defining victory.
While that may be the case for some/most players, not all of them are thrilled with the “atmosphere” that surrounded one of the biggest wins in the school’s recent history.
Specifically, all-everything wide receiver Randall Cobb is pissed over how he and his Wildcats were treated by the home crowd. And, as is oft times the case these days, Cobb took his grievances to Twitter.