The Final Four matchup between bitter rivals Kentucky and Louisville is still four days away and things are already getting ugly in the Bluegrass State.
According to WYMT 53 Mountain News, a Wildcat fan and a Cardinal fan got into a fist fight at a Georgetown (KY) Dialysis Clinic on Monday (for those wondering, a dialysis machine removes waste and excess water from the blood and is used especially for those with lost kidney function).
Explained the TV station on its web site:
“He just happened to think UofL would beat UK and he started to run his mouth,” explained dialysis patient Ed Wilson. Wilson also happens to be a self-proclaimed die hard UK fan. “That’s what started it.”
But Charles Taylor, who was waiting to get hooked up to a machine saw things differently. “I didn’t talk to him about the ball game; I was talking to another guy about the game,” The UofL fan exclaimed. “He was meddling. And told me to shut up and gave me the finger!”
Both men admit they were in the zone, but never anticipated there’d be a power forward.
“I wasn’t gonna take no more from him,” UofL fan Taylor said.
UK fan Wilson explained “I’m sitting there hooked up to a machine and I can’t do anything.”
So, offended by Wilson, Taylor took action. “I went up to him and I hit him, ” he said. “Didn’t hit him that hard, but I hit him.”
By the time police arrived, the fight was over.
“I’m sorry it even happened,” Wilson said. “Hopefully, he won’t come at the same time as me anymore.”
Thankfully, no charges will be pressed over the incident. Hopefully the rest of the state will leave the battling to the players on the court, but we have a bad feeling this won’t be the only physical altercation in Kentucky over the next several days in the lead-up to the big game.