For some reason, they equate that with communism, leading to the sale of this t-shirt at the student bookstore at Penn State.
Let's forget the fact that this has absolutely nothing to do with the concept of communism. Once again, the Penn State crown continues to have the most inexplicably twisted priorities in the world.
They got in trouble in the first place because people in influential positions thought that the legacy of the football program was more important than protecting children from a dangerous predator.
Now, they're completely forgetting the atrocities that occurred under their watch, and acting like the NCAA is overstepping their bounds by punishing them for something that is most definitely within their authority.
If these are ok, then I guess that it would be fair to make "Pedophile State University" apparel with Penn State colors, right? Makes sense to me.
Now, former student-athletes are appealing the NCAA decision to forfeit wins from 1998-2011, as if that's going to suddenly validate their college careers any more or less than they already are.
It's a slap in the face to the many victims of Jerry Sandusky's assaults, which were completely ignored by former coach Joe Paterno. Yet to these former players, those wins are more important than the victims.
What Penn State players and students should REALLY be upset about: They're putting names on the back of the players' jerseys.
It has always been about "the name on the front of the jerseys, not the one on the back." Not anymore. Hell, Penn State doesn't even have the team name on their jerseys at all, why do they need to add player names?
Now, in every way imaginable, Penn State is just going the completely wrong direction. The only positive coming out of this is that they're also adding a blue ribbon to the uniforms in support of child abuse victims. But still, the Penn State community is a clueless bunch, overall.
Hopefully they'll figure it out someday, but I doubt it.