Is it a Tennessee prank? Some Rocky Top high jinks?
Nope. Kentucky put out a statement via its twitter account on Monday explaining the need for the orange and white checkered flag atop a Commonwealth Stadium crane.
The flag, commonly known as an “Airfield Safety” flag, is there per regulations, UK said.
“The checkered flag atop the construction crane at Commonwealth Stadium is an FAA requirement,” the tweet said. “Cranes of this height fly the flag in order to ensure the safety of aircraft traveling in the area.”