Joe Paterno Statue: Airplane Banner Warns Penn State Officials to Take it Down

JoePa Statue Threatened In a New Form

7/17/12 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

A new form of threat has been placed on the Joe Paterno statue that rests on school campus, reports Matt Hinton of CBS Sports.Blog Photo - Joe Paterno Statue: Airplane Banner Warns Penn State Officials to Take it Down

An airplane has been sighted circling the landmark today while carrying a banner that reads, "Take the statue down or we will."

The seven-foot statue was initially built to represent Paterno's legacy as part of the football program and university, which has been tarnished by the ongoing Jerry Sandusky scandal.

Many believe the statue should be removed and or destroyed.

On Sunday, the Penn State Board of Trustees 
issued a statement discrediting a report that they had decided to keep the Paterno statue up, claiming no decision had been made either way and would not be for some time.

According to the pilots (who have yet to be named), they might not have to make the decision themselves.



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7/18/12   |   PurrsAlot   |   1606 respect

Wards_Page wrote:
Ah, just an old Simpson's episode reference.

gotcha

7/18/12   |   Wards_Page   |   248 respect

PurrsAlot wrote:
JImmy Carter?  Why would he be hated?

Ah, just an old Simpson's episode reference.

7/18/12   |   PurrsAlot   |   1606 respect

Wards_Page wrote:
That same plane flew over Springfield when the Jimmy Carter statue went up.

JImmy Carter?  Why would he be hated?

7/18/12   |   PurrsAlot   |   1606 respect

Tyler_Waddell wrote:
I like what Gregg Doyle said: "Melt it down and turn it into the bars that will surround Sandusky's new home."

how ironic and fitting that would be!

7/18/12   |   Wards_Page   |   248 respect

That same plane flew over Springfield when the Jimmy Carter statue went up.

7/17/12   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

PurrsAlot wrote:
Well they did destroy OJ Simpson's Heisman Trophy.  It's just a hunk of metal and he was less than a man!  So pull it down like they did Saddaam's statue!  Thing are built and things fall.  It's his own undoing.

I like what Gregg Doyle said: "Melt it down and turn it into the bars that will surround Sandusky's new home."

7/17/12   |   PurrsAlot   |   1606 respect

Well they did destroy OJ Simpson's Heisman Trophy.  It's just a hunk of metal and he was less than a man!  So pull it down like they did Saddaam's statue!  Thing are built and things fall.  It's his own undoing.