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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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76.

NOT REAL CASEY ANTHONY    

JOE PATERNO DID NOTHING WRONG GET OVER IT & START BLAMING MCQUEARY FOR NOT DOING ANYTHING WHEN HE SAW IT OR CALLING THE COPS HIMSELF AND EVERYONE ELSE INVOLVED

YOU PEOPLE HATING ON JOE PATERNO ARE CLUELESS

987 days ago
77.

Sandra     

Ignorant people!!

987 days ago
78.

Cengine    

The shirt should read "We <3 people who cover up child sex abuse"

987 days ago
79.

Tiggy    

AWESOME....the plane, the plane!!! The students need to realize that they are in a losing battle with trying to protect JOpervPA. Also the students need to realize there actions are doing even more damage to Penn State's "rep"!! They need to get their priorities straight. Supporting JOpervPA or McQueary is wrong they could have stopped it and made the CONSCIOUS DECISION not to, just as guilty and wow sick!

987 days ago
80.

If sense were common everyone would have it.    

I don't trust you, and if anyone needs a shower it's Max, so f*** off.

987 days ago
81.

gimmeshelter    

what a shame, all of those Penn State students still defending their school and its faculty, still don't get what the rest of us already know: that entire PS community, including law enforcement, was well aware of the goings-on (translation for dumb students: child rape), as well as the obvious coverup and subsequent condoning of Sandusky carrying out his sex abuse for almost 15 years. This is a disgusting, yet not isolated, tale of men in power doing all the wrong things, all under the guise of hero mentors. One can only hope the parents of these students aren't standing in support of them but condemning what their so-called mentors did in failing them so miserably. How dare they stubbornly use that dried-up chant.

987 days ago
82.

Scotty    

Naive students, not understanding that cover ups occur to protect MONEY!

987 days ago
83.

joe    

Would just like to say I saw the plane and that is NOT what it said. The plane ready, "Cry for the kids not for the cowards" Get it right.

987 days ago
84.

raven    

anyone who back this man in ANY fashion is as guilty as he is. i don't know how he has lived with himself all these years. unbelievable. he should be utterly ashamed of himself.

987 days ago
85.

mona19595    

Wow many of you are so very negative!!! If you complain about Joe Paterno why are you not complaining about the real monster of this mess? Why are you not complaining about McQueary HE SAW IT HAPPEN AND DID NOTHING EXCEPT CALL HIS FATHER!!! PENN STATE plays a very small role is this whole mess. PENN STATE did not create the SECOND MILE FOUNDATION!!! Come on people GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT. SANDUSKY IS THE MONSTER HERE yet has yet to be punished, oh wait he posted bail. That is total BS THE MAN IS A DANGER TO SOCIETY he has already proven that! TIME TO PUT YOUR ANGER WHERE IS REALLY BELONGS WITH JERRY SANDUSKY!!!!! NO JOE PATERNO!

987 days ago
86.

Seacrest is a Shorty    

Why can't the students understand the issue here? Personally I was embarrassed by their drunken immature display. Their beloved Joe Pa just might bring down the university. Just wait until the lawsuits begin and the sponsors bow out. Paterno deserved to be fired. More will follow.

987 days ago
87.

David Gojira    

I live overseas in Okinawa, Japan and catch your podcast on my apple tv. I'm watching the show released on 11/10/11 Outrage over PSU Scandal. It seems the Student Body is not outraged. How could the president of the student body not have a comment? What are these folks trying to protect? It seems a culture of watching out for your best interest has permeated through Penn St rather than doing the right thing.

987 days ago
88.

Jared    

That's NOT what that sign said, jackass. It said remember the kids, not the cowards and liars. Get your facts straight.

986 days ago
89.

Mike    

These people defending and cheering for Paterno make me sick. What if the child who was raped in the shower had been your son or little brother, would you be supporting him for doing next no nothing about it and then covering it up?

986 days ago
90.

Willie'sNelson    

People who put sports above childrens lives just make me mad as a hornet sittin on a hot potater.

986 days ago
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