Ohio State taught a master class on “How Not To Do Social Media.” The unbeaten Buckeyes make the trip to Happy Valley to play Penn State in Saturday’s biggest game. This Big Ten match-up features Penn State’s annual Whiteout game where over 100,000 Nittany Lions’ fans will wear all-white attire. OSU wants to “silence” the “white noise.”
To promote their game against Penn State, Ohio State posted an image on Wednesday that is completely tone-deaf considering the school’s football program history with domestic abuse allegations. The official Ohio State Twitter account tweeted about “silence.”
The dark cloud looming over Ohio State this year has been Urban Meyer’s suspension of the first three games of the 2018 season. The university also suspended athletic director Gene Smith for 17 days. Meyer rejoined the team on September 2nd, the day after that Oregon State opener.
With all of the program’s cover-ups involving the athletic department there is still a tainted feeling towering over Ohio Stadium and talking about “silence” did not have a good look.
Twitter promptly ripped Ohio State’s tone-deaf “silence” tweet to shreds.
Be better Ohio State.