The Univ. of Kentucky football team figures to face a hostile environment Saturday as it travels to Gainesville to take on the Florida Gators. It’s hard to predict how the Wildcats will react in such a setting, though thanks to a Lexington, Ky., Red Lobster, we may already have an inkling.
Just came to Red Lobster to eat and Audrey working at the door told me I must be a big UK fan because I have a lot of UK stuff on.
I then told her I was one of the biggest fans and she then says “how many more games do you think we will win before were horrible again”
#disrespectful #slapintheface #wow congrats Red Lobster just lost a top customer. Man I really wanted some of those biscuits too!
@mnewt709 that is a great idea ima call Sandy Bell tm and propose Red Lobster being on the banned restaurant list for all UK athletics
Later, Cobb confirmed to Brett Dawson of the LOUISVILLE COURIER-JOURNAL that he left the restaurant after the comments by the hostess :
“It doesn’t matter about me; I just don’t like people talking bad about my team. I have a lot of pride in what my team does and what we’ve been able to accomplish, and that was just something that didn’t go so well when I walked in.”
If Cobb is disconcerted by a single negative comment about his team from a Red Lobster hostess, wonder how he’ll fare with thousands of Florida fans hurtling high-pitched insults at him on Saturday.
Though, with this followup comment to the Courier-Journal, it does sound like Cobb has already softened his stance about a Red Lobster boycott:
“I’m actually thinking about going back tonight. I’ve been craving those cheesy biscuits for a while and haven’t had a chance to get over there and get any. Maybe tonight I’ll be able to go back.”
It’s a known, empirical fact that when cheesy biscuits enter the picture, adversity never stands a chance. Though UF having Audrey signal in its plays on Saturday probably wouldn’t hurt.