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Plane banner over Penn State: ‘Take the statue down or we will’

Attention, Penn State’s Board of Trustees: look up in the sky. There’s a message for you.

The university’s board still stands undecided on what to do with the statue of former coach Joe Paterno outside Beaver Stadium despite ongoing public outcry to bring it down in the wake of the Freeh report.

Now, there’s yet another obvious push in favor of what many already support.

A small plane displaying the banner “Take the statue down or we will” has been flying over Penn State Tuesday morning. Below is a picture of the banner.

plane banner

The plane belongs to Drake Aerial Enterprises, a commercial banner towing company in Ohio, according to

(Photo source: Patriot news; Joshua Guiher of was first to have the photo.)