ESPN’s “College GameDay” promoted what they thought was a harmless sign, but Urban Meyer’s family wasn’t pleased.
The sign featured an image of Auburn coach Gus Malzahn and read, “If this crap keeps up, I’m going to fake a heart attack and go join the Big Ten.” As you might remember, Urban Meyer left Florida due to heart health issues and took a year off to spend time with his family before becoming the Ohio State head coach.
“College GameDay” named it the “Most retweeted appropriate sign,” and Meyer’s family was none too pleased about it.
His daughter, Nicki:
Shame on the fan for that sign but even more shame on @CollegeGameDay for promoting such trash. Someone's health isn't a joke – classLESS.
— Nicki Meyer Dennis (@Nicki_07) September 21, 2015
His daughter, Gigi:
Makes me sick. "Appropriate" my a**. Stick to what happens on the field. That's all y'all know anything about. https://t.co/X46VsELkcn
— Gigi Meyer (@GG_40) September 20, 2015
And his wife, Shelley:
— Shelley Meyer (@spinnershells) September 20, 2015
It isn’t hard to understand why Meyer’s family would be upset about ESPN’s promotion of the sign. Health isn’t exactly the most “appropriate” subject to make fun of.
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