The Ohio State football program is getting crushed for a tone-deaf post on social media ahead of its Saturday, Sept. 29 clash against the Penn State Nittany Lions. The Buckeyes enter the game ranked as No. 4, while the Nittany Lions sit at No. 9.
Despite the program’s recent domestic violence scandal involving former wide receivers coach Zach Smith and the inadequate response from head coach Urban Meyer — which landed him a suspension to start the season — the Buckeyes shared a poster for the game with a questionable message.
The message read, “silence the noise.”
Considering Meyer was in hot water for his failure to report the domestic violence allegations against his assistant, it’s easy to see why this generated a negative reaction.
As you would expect, the internet quickly fired back.
Fixed that for you pic.twitter.com/hhscpLhw9k
— LG (@LGhail) September 27, 2018
— Lifelong Kiwoom Heroes Fan (@dubyac30) September 27, 2018
— MizNika (@Nika989) September 27, 2018
— Leo Buckley (@L3Buck) September 27, 2018
The social media handler better get someone to double-check their posts moving forward.
Without Meyer, the Buckeyes got off to a 4-0 start with blowout wins over the Oregon State Beavers, Rutgers Scarlet Knights, TCU Horned Frogs, and Tulane Green Wave. Ohio State has scored more than 40 points in each contest while only allowing 68 total points.
Kickoff for the epic Big Ten battle at Beaver Stadium is set for 7:30 p.m. ET on ABC.