Apparently, renaming the area outside Beaver Stadium where students camp out for prime football tickets — from “Paternoville” to “Nittanyville”— isn’t nearly enough for some people.
Several people on the ground spotted a plane flying over State College on Tuesday and attached to it was a banner expressing outrage over a (as of now) still-standing statue of Joe Paterno outside the stadium.
The banner read, “Take the Statue Down or We Will.”
Whoever commissioned the flyover has a valid point for wanting to take the statue down, as the recent Freeh Report listed Paterno — among other higher-ups at Penn State — as one of the figures who allowed Jerry Sandusky to continue with his monstrous activities.
But using a perceived threat of terror and maliciousness to get your point across? There’s been too much ugliness to the Penn State scandal already.
A “look at me” message like this only adds to that.