By LARRY VAUGHT
Protests of the last few days in our country, including one in Louisville, that have led to looting and even shootings led Kentucky coach John Calipari and other UK coaches to take to social media Friday.
Here is what Calipari posted on Twitter in a series of tweets:
“Like many of you, I’ve been watching what’s been going on the last couple of days and have had some time to think about it and pray about it. All I can tell you is I’m sick.
“Whether you’re talking George Floyd (who died in Minneapolis after being choked by a policeman) or a number of other incidents that have happened in our country and in our backyard, I’m sick because I cannot believe one human being could treat another human being the way we’ve seen with some of these injustices.
“I don’t have all the answers. I wish I had some way to bring everyone together. But I do have one thought: It is wrong, it is unacceptable, and I am horrified by what I have seen. This cannot continue.
“I addressed it with our team this evening. I want to keep that conversation private, but what I will say is we need to have an open dialogue and conversation about these issues. The only way we can move forward as a nation is to be open and honest with ourselves.”
Kentucky football recruiting coordinator Vince Marrow added his thoughts on Twitter later Friday:
“I’m very proud to see my white brothers and sisters along with Latino and Asian protesting but I pray we do it in peace. God bless America and I pray justice prevails.”
Kentucky football coach Mark Stoops posted this on Twitter late Friday night
“As so many of us have seen and felt, I deeply hurt for the injustice we have in our country. We must find a way to treat each other the way we want to be treated, with unity and respect. As a nation, we must overcome it. And we must begin now.”