Alabama announces plans to honor late superfan Cameron Luke 'Fluff' Ratliff
An Alabama hoops superfan, Cameron Luke “Fluff” Ratliff was a fixture at Tide basketball games. An unofficial member of the men’s basketball team, Ratliff attended every game during the 2020-21 season and all but one in a 45-game span.
Following his passing, Alabama has announced it will honor Ratliff on Tuesday, Nov. 9, on opening night.
The recognition will pay tribute to Ratliff and, per a release from the program, conclude with the presentation of a plaid jacket to the new Crimson Chaos president, a tradition that will continue to take place in Ratliff’s honor. The ceremony will take place at approximately 8:40 p.m. ET, according to the school. The Tide face Louisiana Tech at 9 p.m. ET.
Ratliff was the president of Crimson Chaos, the official student group of Alabama athletics. The plaid sportscoat was his signature look. He passed away on April 2 at the age of 23.
Devastating news. Doesn’t seem real. Fluff has been our biggest supporter since day one. Put all he had into our program. Loved sharing this ride with him. You’ll be missed dearly my man! Wish we had one more victory cigar and hug together. Roll Tide Forever.@fluffopotamus88 pic.twitter.com/1igys6NdHh
— Nate Oats (@nate_oats) April 3, 2021