Ohio State Apologizes For ‘Silence’ Graphic, Then Deletes Apology

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Jena Greene Reporter
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The Ohio State University came under fast and swift criticism this week after it rolled out a hype graphic ahead of the Penn State-Ohio State game on Saturday.

The graphic, which showed OSU wide receiver Austin Mack in an all-white uniform with the phrase “SILENCE” at the top, was posted to Twitter on Wednesday. Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer was recently accused of covering up, or staying silent, about alleged domestic violence by former assistant Zach Smith. (RELATED: This May Be The Most Idiotic Ohio State Hype Campaign In The History Of College Football)

OSU deleted the graphic after less than a day after many accused it of being “tone deaf.” (RELATED: Urban Meyer Releases Statement After Being Slapped With OSU Suspension)

Ohio State’s official Twitter account then apologized for the graphic:

“As we have done in the past, and in preparation for Saturday’s game, we issued a message to our fans via social media outlets,” the statement read. “The message has been interpreted in was we absolutely did not intend, and we have removed it from our channels. We understand why people were critical.”

But strangely, Ohio State Football then deleted the statement from Twitter entirely.

I guess they’re really committed to the whole “silence” thing.

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