The argument at Penn State over what to do with the university’s statue of beloved/disgraced football coach Joe Paterno heated up considerably about an hour ago, when a small plane trailing the following banner was spotted on campus:
That’s “TAKE THE STATUE DOWN OR WE WILL,” if you can’t make it out.
Update | It’s now almost 3 pm Eastern time, about four hours after the plane first appeared, and nobody has managed to find out who was behind the message. The closest anyone’s come is Harrisburg television station WHTM, which reported half an hour ago that “the plane towing the banner is from Toledo, Ohio. The banner was made in Long Island.”
A quick Google suggests that the cost of such a stunt generally runs to a few hundred bucks.