Kentucky senator's ad mistakenly props up Duke intead of Kentucky Wildcats

The Kentucky Wildcats basketball program has had many great moments, and they are in the thick of the race to win yet another national championship in 2014.

But the Duke Blue Devils winning the 2010 national championship game is not counted amongst those great moments.

Or is it?

First seen on, a Kentucky politician has made the ultimate faux pas, and celebrated that Duke victory (completely innocently, we assume).

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) most recent ad contained a montage towards the end of the commercial that was to celebrate all things Kentucky. Check the 1:08 mark -

Well if that was too quick for you, here’s our own screenshot from the video.

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Yep, those are two Duke players hugging it out after defeating the Butler Bulldogs in 2010. Ouch.

Could be worse. Could have been Louisville.

The ad has since been removed, but not before a typical politically incorrect explanation (ie; throw someone else under the bus) from McConnell spokesperson, Allison Moore:

“The ad was intended to highlight Kentucky’s basketball dominance and obviously the web ad vendor has become so accustomed to watching national championship celebrations in the Bluegrass State that they made a mistake with one of the images. Obviously we were horrified by the error and quickly changed it.”

For the record, Mitch McConnell did approve this ad.

So did Mike Krzyzewski

Tags: Duke Blue Devils Kentucky Wildcats NCAA Basketball

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