Originally posted on The Last Angry Fan  |  Last updated 7/25/12

When the NCAA doled out their punishment to Penn State for it’s role in the Jerry Sandusky case, which effectively crippled the school’s football program for the next decade or so, PSU fans and alumni were understandably upset, even if the NCAA’s decision, and subsequent sanctions, were just and fair.

But there’s always got to be that one person whose perspective is so out of whack they go and say something monumentally stupid to the point that it’s incredibly offensive and insulting.

Ladies and gentleman, we have found that person.

Meet Tom Price of Factoryville, Pennsylvania, a Penn State alumni and superfan, who, when interviewed by local news station WNEP in Scranton-Wilkes Barre, compared the sanctions handed out by the NCAA to his beloved Penn State to the horrible tragedy of 9/11, in a metaphor that is as insensitive as it a prime example of how out-of-touch some PSU fans are when it comes to JoePa.

Here’s the entire mindblowing quote from Price…

“I just can’t put my arms around it, it’s, to me, it was our 9/11 today. I just saw planes crashing into towers,” said Tom Price.

Wow…just wow. I can’t believe that someone would actually say this. Words fail me.

Comparing the worst terrorist attack on American soil, in which thousands of innocent people perished, to the NCAA penalizing your school and it’s formerly iconic coach for covering up, and thereby enabling, child rape is pretty well one of the stupidest things you can do. People like Tom Price need to think before they speak, or maybe just shut up altogether.

[H/T to Deadspin]

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