When the Ohio State Buckeyes put the word “Equality” on the back of their helmets to start the COVID-19 reduced 2020 football season, thousands took to Facebook and Twitter to express their outrage. “How dare they mix politics and football.” “Their ruining college football.” And other similar less PG statements. This essay breaks down how we have devolved into a society where even the word “Equality” triggers people into fear and anger.
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I am thrilled that Big Ten Football is back. Watching my Ohio State Buckeyes brought so much joy to me. As you know we Buckeyes are crazy about our football team.
We have numerous Facebook and Instagram pages online to talk about Buckeye sports, support our team, and trash the Michigan Wolverines. The game against Nebraska on October 24, 2020, was no different as there were thousands upon thousands of people bantering online about the game.
What was different this time, however, were the voluminous angry messages posted by white men and women about the word EQUALITY placed on the…
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