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Penn State

Fans Show Love For Joe Paterno

11/12/2011 7:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Joe Pa support at Penn State
Tailgating is underway outside Beaver Stadium, and the Penn State fans are showing the love for their legendary ex-coach, Joe Paterno

According to an onlooker, several fans are sporting t-shirts, decorating cardboard cutouts (see below) and carrying signs in support of JoePa . So far, we're told the crowd is well-behaved. 

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As we previously reported, FBI and police responded to a bomb threat made last night -- but nothing was found.

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A plane just flew overhead (see below) with a sign that, according to multiple witnesses, reads: "Joe is so dirty he needs a shower."

Trust us, that's what it says.

Airplane banner -- Joe is so dirty he needs a shower

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61.

soulofanangel    

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THANK YOU for sending a message by airplane banner OVER THE STADIUM! Too bad the "STUPIDS" (PENN STATE staff, BOARD of TRUSTEES, Student Body and ALUMS don't "get it".
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Not surprised, they ALL, by their CODE OF SILENCE and BULLYING became BLIND, DEAF and DUMB at a place of "higher education"?
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987 days ago
62.

MKB    

Misguided youth. The victims of abuse amongst this student body, must feel horrible seeing their classmates supporting this guy. Employers should seriously consider denying any graduates from this school for the next ten years when they apply. Where are their prioritis, their morals and ethics? Shame on all who support Paterno, and McQuary should simply keep double-fisting his alcohol and die what A P@#!Y and he is a athletic major, easily capable of pulling a 60 year old off a 10 year old boy.

987 days ago
63.

Winter55    

To the ppl supporting Joe Pa: Do me a favor and don't tell me how to think or who I can form an opinion on. This man knew things that could have prevented innocent little boys from being raped. If I want to think he's a pathetic excuse of a human being, it's my opinion. Your judging me for judging. Why don't you look into your child's(or any child) eyes and explain to them how this man did not try to save these little kids.

986 days ago
64.

t    

I wonder how these "fans" would feel if Mr. Paterno failed to report abuse involving one of their kids. I guess, in their world, winning takes precedence over everything including child abuse.

986 days ago
65.

dennis    

So who would you rather have you children stay with, Joe Paterno or Michael Jackson.

986 days ago
66.

ALoose    

Why is more of thi*****e not directed at the one that saw and ran away? Imho him telling his "Coach" and believing everything was done is worse then JoePa telling indivduals that should have done more (and have charges against them now.

The comments on the other posts about those more involved are much tamer then the ones about JoePa; and that in and of itself should be sad. Hate the celebrity, but dislike those more involved? They are all wrong, but try and direct correct amounts of anger at the correct targets.

Even PSU is doing it wrong; fire the coach, let another step down, and keep the one who did the lest on the payroll.

986 days ago
67.

Kaffee    

Looks like the only guy who understands or cares what is going on is flying the airplane. Penn and their students--big disappointment. And these kids are the future of our country--God help us all.

986 days ago
68.

Cleveland Gal    

This is just repulsive, it is like these people are choosing a game over the safety and welfare of children. We sure live in a twisted world.Karma will get these idtiots!

986 days ago
69.

AVE24    

Wow...generation Y is making fools out of themselves!! Hello, regardless if he was the best football coach in the world he knew that Sandusky was molesting little children. In what book is that right? Why should we celebrate someone who supports child molestation. These children are ruined for life. If Joe Pa had of called the police he could have saved a few lives from being ruined. But his ego and his greed allowed him to over look a terrible crime. Lock up Joe Pa!! He deserves to be disgraced for what he did. He's not a hero at all.

986 days ago
70.

Mike    

Cindy, you need to go back and read the indictment again. Paterno did know the extent of the rape. If you support someone like Paterno, then you are an idiot, and should not have kids.

986 days ago
71.

roxy1024    

again- everybody here after Joe Pa and not the guy doing the raping. and calling everybody else "uneducated" figures as much.

986 days ago
72.

bob    

This school's administration and any staff members who were aware are a TOTAL DISGRACE TO THE SPORTS WORLD !!! AND ANYBODY PRAISING JOE P. FOR ANY GOOD HE MIGHT HAVE DONE IN THIS WORLD ARE COMPLETELY MISSING THE POINT AND HAVE LOST THEIR HUMANITY !!! How sad.....

986 days ago
73.

judy    

wonder if they would still love joe pa if they had been that ten year old boy

986 days ago
74.

CJ    

"roxy1024: again- everybody here after Joe Pa and not the guy doing the raping. and calling everybody else "uneducated" figures as much."

Wow. You miss the whole point. There is no question that everyone wants severe justice against Sandusky ..... but "JoePa" is the one the students are coming to the defense of so loudly.... ignoring the fact that he knowingly allowed a child molester to get away with and continue raping children.

Seems you need to educate yourself into a broader perspective, roxy.

986 days ago
75.

Truth    

I LOVE the plane!!! Jo Blow is going down hard. The full truth is not out yet and when the Feds get the truth Joe Blow, Sandusky, Red head and others will be fresh meat for the inmates in jail.
I love that Penn St is getting their ass handed to them by Nebraska. Nebraska should stick a corn cob up their A$$ but the players would probably love it.
Penn State Sucks!

986 days ago
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