Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A Penn State student camped out to protect Joe Paterno statue.

Tuesday morning a plane carrying a banner reading "Take the (Joe Paterno) statue down or we will" flew over the Penn State campus. All it did was to take an increasingly awkward situation, and turn it into a potentially uglier one. Tuesday night, the inevitable reaction to the banner came, as a Penn St. student was camped out to protect the statue.
The sign reads "Protect the Paterno statue."

Dealing with how to handle Paterno's legacy at Penn State was never going to be easy. People on both sides of the argument have just made it that much worse.

(via @KhanmanPSU. HT @Ben_Jones88)