LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A controversial banner targeting U of L President James Ramsey is placed outside a downtown Louisville restaurant.

The banner, which reads "Ramsey is a Coward" was placed outside the Patrick O'Shea's restaurant, which is on Whiskey Row.

A restaurant employee, who did not want to be identified, tells WDRB a restaurant manager put up the banner as a show of support for seniors on the U of L men's basketball team, who will not be able to play in the postseason. The employee said he agreed with the banner's statement.

On Friday, university officials implemented a postseason ban for the men's basketball team at the end of the 2015-2016 season.
 
Multiple fans also stopped to take pictures of the sign.

Much controversy has surrounded U of L's men's basketball program following allegations of a sex scandal.

Author and self-proclaimed escort Katina Powell claims in her book "Breaking Cardinal Rules," that she arranged parties involving sex and erotic dancers for U of L recruits and team members between 2010 and 2014. The NCAA is conducting an investigation into the claims.

WDRB has reached out to Patrick O'Shea's management for comment about the sign.

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