You can get news on the Penn State sanctions anywhere. Here, we will update you on the undoubtedly measured responses from Penn State and Joe Paterno loyalists.
Before the decision was announced, Penn State fans braced themselves:
Brace yourselves fellow penn staters. If we die in 10 minutes, we die together. #WeAre
— Michael Weiner (@RealYoungWeinz) July 23, 2012
Meanwhile, an Ohio State supporter feels bad for his Penn State bros:
Penn State bros – as millons gather with morbid curiosity to witness one of your life’s joys being ripped apart: This is awful. I’m sorry.
— Ramzy Nasrallah (@ramzy) July 23, 2012
Once the penalties were announced, vacating wins was the source of irritation for Paterno loyalists:
BULL SHIT JOE PA WON THOSE GAMES FAIR AND SQUARE THEY WILL ALWAYS BE WINS TO US #WEARE
— Maria Morelli (@maria_morelli2) July 23, 2012
And here’s some defiance:
You can take away our wins, our money, even one of the best coaches of all time but you can’t take away our pride. #weare
— tyler (@Tjoeyson11) July 23, 2012
— Zach Reinhart (@ReinhartZach) July 23, 2012
— Thadea Achmad (@ThadMoney) July 23, 2012
— Christopher Aland (@tophaland) July 23, 2012
The funny thing is all you/the people bashing on penn state are the ones who couldnt get in #weare
— Tyler Auerbeck (@T_Auer12) July 23, 2012
Is it hard to get into Penn State?
Some are wishing ill upon others:
— Ian White (@ian_white7) July 23, 2012
— Austin Beidelman (@AustinBeidelman) July 23, 2012
And the award for disgusting – if unintentional – irony goes to:
What the NCAA just did is fucked up.. Way to throw away the future and dreams of kids for the next four years… We’ll fight through. #WeAre
— Mike Sheckard (@SheckTheLegend) July 23, 2012
They can try to change our culture but they will never change our community #WeAre
— Morgan Sichler (@MorganSichler) July 23, 2012
Isn’t that the problem?
— Danielle Cirelli (@dcirelli12) July 23, 2012
Or the victims’ memories. But whatever. 409!
Take his statue, take his wins, and take the scholarships, you can’t take the heart. You’re just pissing a whole lot of people off. #WeAre
— Autumn Farrell (@AutumnFarrell_) July 23, 2012
And this gentleman will always have the riot of 2008:
— Danielle Nicole (@Yellapsu) July 23, 2012
This crystalizes the Penn State attitude nicely:
— Doug Guthrie (@psufan43) July 23, 2012
As does this:
Penn State is so much bigger than 1 man’s mistake #WEARE 💙
— Leah (@leelah523) July 23, 2012
One man? Mistake? Mistake?? Children were raped, dear.
This young man is bravely looking forward:
I saw those wins with my own eyes, we all know who the winningest coach is. So FUCK YOU MARK EMMERT now lets play some football #WeAre
— Jason Marchetti (@JAYin_the_bird) July 23, 2012
Somebody appears to have joined Twitter simply to say this to Jason Whitlock:
@whitlockjasonu couldn’t be more totally wrong. The NCAA just “raped” 100′s of PSU football players. Hope they and you feel good about it.
— Duane Taylor (@dutaylor519) July 23, 2012
And Ben Jones excuses bad behavior:
Seeing people make fun of Penn State fans that are upset makes no sense. Not like you’d go “That’s cool bro, you wanna grab lunch?”
— Ben Jones (@Ben_Jones88) July 23, 2012
And this happens to be untrue for many balanced people.
More to come.