​Rick Pitino has never backed down from making a bold statement. 

Whether it's directed at other universities, the NCAA, or even officials, he's always been able to speak his mind. However, did the legendary Louisville coach overstep his boundaries with his latest comment?

​​When asked about the odd start time of 1 p.m. for Kentucky and Louisville's clash on Dec. 29, Pitino said, "Well, most people in Lexington don't work." 

While it seemed like this was half serious and half humored, this comment has definitely stirred up some anger for Kentucky fans.

This isn't the first or last time Pitino will take a shot at his former team. With a five-game suspension still up in the air for Pitino due to the sex scandal at Louisville, maybe he should consider focusing on his own school.

Usually Pitino's jabs are taken lightly, but when the common fans and people of a town get insulted, the line gets crossed. 

So, maybe people won't be working in Lexington on Dec. 29 at 1 p.m., but you can expect them to now cheer hard for their Kentucky Wildcats to beat Pitino and the Cardinals.