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Officials wouldn’t let Hagans wear his L’s Down shoes

Ashton Hagans had some special shoes made for the Louisville rivalry, but the officials wouldn’t let him wear them in the game.

The shoes, which were created by True Blue Customs, featured a cartoon ‘L’s Down” on each tongue, as well as each of Kentucky’s eight title years down the laces and “No Mercy” along the side. Hagans warmed up in the custom shoes but was told he had to change before tip-off. I can’t imagine he was too happy about that.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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20 Comments for Officials wouldn’t let Hagans wear his L’s Down shoes



  1. ScottGreene22
    5:45 pm December 29, 2018 Permalink

    I want a pair ASAP



    • spincr4hire
      5:57 pm December 29, 2018 Permalink

      Same



    • TonyMontana
      1:38 am December 30, 2018 Permalink

      He should’ve put some tape over that part. Those deserved to be shown to the world! Awesome shoes.



  2. BigBlue4Three
    5:46 pm December 29, 2018 Permalink

    I see Cokehead Ron Groover was doing solid officiating before the game also. His offensive foul call on a 3 pointer was a first for me. If ever a ref needed drug tested, this guy is it.



  3. Rod Crandler
    5:47 pm December 29, 2018 Permalink

    Don’t come up with a stupid hand gesture if you can’t handle people making fun of it. Especially when 99.9% of the population considers throwing up an “L” as a negative thing. LOL



  4. michaelb
    5:50 pm December 29, 2018 Permalink

    That’s so petty of the ref . Too bad there was nothing the officials could do to keep the cards out of the “L” category today haha. Sick shoes btw



  5. lindamyers56
    5:51 pm December 29, 2018 Permalink

    Since when do refs dictate footwear. I honestly don’t know.



  6. spincr4hire
    5:52 pm December 29, 2018 Permalink

    Snowflake referees



  7. johnswall
    5:53 pm December 29, 2018 Permalink

    Those shoes are awesome



  8. dhard
    5:54 pm December 29, 2018 Permalink

    Good grief. The first rule of officiating must be, thou shall not have fun.



    • zoupman
      6:47 pm December 29, 2018 Permalink

      Official should have stayed out of it. Not his concern.



  9. cats646
    6:01 pm December 29, 2018 Permalink

    Those are some awesome shoes!!
    Absolutely pathetic that he wasn’t allowed to wear them.
    Fuc refs.



  10. wallywildcat
    6:12 pm December 29, 2018 Permalink

    Ref immediately ordered a pair!



  11. KYjellyRoll
    6:17 pm December 29, 2018 Permalink

    I don’t understand how he could be bias. As to tell him he can’t wear a shoe because it’s against any team



  12. CopenhagenCat
    6:22 pm December 29, 2018 Permalink

    Anyone going to play those numbers on the shoe laces in the lottery?



  13. catdaddyd
    6:26 pm December 29, 2018 Permalink

    So can he wear them next game?



  14. RealCatsFan
    6:45 pm December 29, 2018 Permalink

    I don’t understand how the ref even noticed them. Looks like he was paying too much attention to the shoes and not enough to what was going on in the game.



  15. CATandMONKEY
    10:28 pm December 29, 2018 Permalink

    Curious what NCAA rule was cited as support for the ref’s overbearing inappropriate decision.



  16. playmorezeppelin
    9:53 am December 30, 2018 Permalink

    Well. That is a load of shit. The refs were apparently bad before the game even started. Even if you did pay close attention to a player’s shoes, which would still be weird, I don’t even see how it’s that obvious those are L’s down. Why go out of your way to be a dick?