Hang your head

Joe Paterno
Hang your head, coach

In today’s bit of Irony, the PSU president said this:

I now believe that, contrary to its original intention, Coach Paterno’s statue has become a source of division and an obstacle to healing in our University and beyond. For that reason, I have decided that it is in the best interest of our university and public safety to remove the statue and store it in a secure location. I believe that, were it to remain, the statue will be a recurring wound to the multitude of individuals across the nation and beyond who have been the victims of child abuse.

In other words, the moral failing of turning a blind eye to horrific crimes for the good of the image, the legend and the program will be publicly punished by hiding this visible reminder in a closet in the bowels of a dank stadium, out of sight and out of mind, for the good of the program.

from Hall of Fame to Walk of Shame

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