By LARRY VAUGHT
Former Kentucky running back Raymond Sanders, who ran for 1,542 yards and 11 touchdowns and 463 yards receiving and one touchdown, from 2010-2013, has been following the storyline about the number of tickets unsold for today’s opening game against Central Michigan.
He’s read how fans are unhappy with ticket prices, seat locations, parking passes and more.
“So what would you like to see us do to fill the stands up other than win?” Sanders posted on social media.
Sanders doesn’t buy the argument that “true” fans will return if the team wins since UK won seven games each of the last two season.
“When Auburn, Georgia and other teams weren’t winning, their fans still show up. When our basketball team went to the NIT and lost to Robert Morris our fans still showed up,” Sanders said. “Before Cal got there, y’all showed up. Y’all pick and choose not knowing you all are 65 percent of helping us win.
“Because they don’t win games is the excuse (for not going to games)? When Bama was going 6-6 they still didn’t have this problem. It’s a fact that you (fans) are the energy. Away games you all don’t see the difference?
“Yes some things can be helped by the school and athletics to make the game day experience second to none but how can they plan that when you all won’t show up. Only time we show up are for ranked games and new facilities. The best fans in Nation can be there no matter what.”