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Kentucky continues to demonstrate its lack of support for Joker Phillips

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It seems pretty clear that coach Joker Phillips is in trouble at Kentucky, and fans apparently are voicing their opinion of the Phillips Era by staying away from home games.

Kyle Tucker, the Kentucky beat writer for the Courier-Journal, tweeted out some pictures of the sad Wildcats crowd just before kickoff. The crowd has to be about 10,000 or less right before kickoff.

That's a depressing atmosphere for SEC football, especially for the Kentucky players.

We know it's hard to get fired up about a 1-8 team with a seemingly lame-duck coach, and perhaps Nerlens Noel was having a public demonstration of his post moves elsewhere on campus, but it's still a pretty ugly sight. Kentucky athletic director Mitch Barnhart has to clearly hear the message that Wildcats fans are sending.

Here's another photo of the crowd, from @TDKYRay on Twitter:

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