We don‘t know much about the young man you’re about to see, but we do know he had the courage to stand up to a throng of students on the Penn State University campus angry over the firing of Joe Paterno.
In the video, posted Thursday and identifying the man as a Penn St. student, the speaker can be heard trying to explain to the students that the situation isn’t about Paterno, but the kids that were allegedly victimized. On multiple occasions he says the entire focus should be on holding the university leaders “accountable.” Forty seconds into the video, the students gathered around start shouting him down. But luckily, a woman in the ground stands up for his right to address them, and he continues.
“It’s fine if you want to follow blindly — to have blind loyalty, but listen, one person does not represent this university. Joe Paterno does not represent this university,” he says.
For the most part, the young man is booed and ignored, and even made fun of for his Tony Dorsett jersey (he replies by saying Dorsett is his cousin). But a few clap and congratulate his stance. You can listen to it below:
In: Regional News
Tags: Penn St., Student, Stands, Up, to, Angry, Classmates, Joe Paterno
Location: Pennsylvania, United States (load item map)
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