As you're reading this, an Urban Meyer rally is going on outside of Ohio Stadium. That's right, though an investigation is still under way and absolutely no one is in the know about the verdict of the scandal, Meyer supporters are pledging their love for their coach.
Honestly, this is terrible and inappropriate timing. Ohio State University is in the midst of a very serious decision-making process, and these people feel the need to make posters?
Now that I've brought it up, let's take a look at some of those posters.
The rally for Urban Meyer at Ohio Stadium pic.twitter.com/4pmRS27X1p— Ari Wasserman (@AriWasserman) August 6, 2018
First, let's notice the man in the red hat on the far left. His sign reads, "Me Too." That sign does not even deserve an explanation.
I found the worst one! Why would you do this? pic.twitter.com/I81HpH3OtU— Mark Powell (@jim_joyce_hater) August 6, 2018
On the far right, we have a "ESPN=Fake News" sign. Does anyone at this rally realize that Brett McMurphy, the man who reported the story, doesn't even work for ESPN?
Ohhh boyyy.— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) August 6, 2018
Ummmm.....excuse me, woman to the right in the shades..Brett McMurphy, who broke the story, doesn’t work for ESPN. https://t.co/9XLGwcGo4K
If you're going to take a stand for what you think is right, at least get the facts straight.
What the heck did Sage Steele do to get on there?? https://t.co/hX1xXZrcUL— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) August 6, 2018
A man by the name of 'Tennessee Jeff' is leading some sort of Urban Meyer bugle chant.
“Tennessee Jeff” leads chants for Urban Meyer at the rally outside Ohio Stadium. pic.twitter.com/PE49ElVsxV— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) August 6, 2018
And, to top it all off, pizza was delivered to the event. We kid you not, it was Papa John's.
Someone sent pizza to the rally for Urban Meyer pic.twitter.com/mY4GMUQWTL— Marcus Hartman (@marcushartman) August 6, 2018
As of Monday morning, a digital petition has been circling the Internet to keep Urban Meyer from being "wrongfully fired." 23,000 signatures have been collected so far. The rally was held, according to event organizer Jeff Hamms, to show "nothing but positive words for our coach." He also said, "This has nothing to do with any of the domestic violence situation, with our coach. This is simply to lift up Urban Meyer."
Easier said than done, I guess, since it seems like a fair share of the protesters did in fact make their posters about the domestic violence situation.
If half of the signs actually made sense, maybe this rally wouldn't have been such an embarrassing bust. But then again, professing your support for a man recently put on administrative leave was never going to end well.