Cartoonist Joel Pett of the Lexington Herald-Leader has been public enemy No. 1 after ripping into John Calipari with a recent drawing.
In fact, reports said that Pett has received threatening calls at home for his cartoon that depicted “Coach Cal’s Trophy Case” and has the NCAA championship trophy next to notes that say “This Space is Vacated” and “This One Too …”
It seems awfully petty to haunt Pett over something so insignificant but, as Pett’s response in the Herald-Leader pointed out, UK basketball fans can take their loyalty to the program to another level.
Pett gave examples of other cartoonists who were ripped, to say the least, for their depictions of more serious matters. He wrote in part, according to the Herald-Leader:
“As with the infamous fatwah declared against the Danish cartoonists a couple of years back for drawing Mohammed, there are often undercurrents of tribalism or religious fanaticism in play, which brings us to University of Kentucky basketball.”
Click on the link below to read the rest of the response from the Pulitzer Prize winner who, wait for it, went to Indiana.