Ohio State football is 4-0, coming through Urban Meyer’s suspension unscathed in terms of on-field record. There was a definite reputation hit though, with the handling of the Zach Smith scandal, including the defiance coming from the Meyer camp over the last few weeks.Now, the Buckeyes head to Happy Valley for the season’s biggest game to this point.College GameDay will be on hand for Ohio State’s game for the second time in three weeks, after the neutral site game in Arlington against TCU in Week 3.Penn State has made this its “white out game” for the season, and likely the biggest game on the schedule at home for the Nittany Lions this season as well.Ohio State football put out a stylized graphic ahead of the game in reference to the Penn State white out, and…it may want this one back.The tweet, which references “blocking out the white noise,” dropped on Wednesday morning, but most have discovered it this morning.It is pretty undoubtedly tone deaf.Silence the white noise.#GoBucks #WinTheMoment pic.twitter.com/sipz9AsB8s— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) September 26, 2018Given the recent domestic violence scandal with Zach and Courtney Smith, and the culture that prevents most instances of domestic and sexual violence from being reported, “silence the noise” might not be the best message.Throw in the silence on the part of Meyer, and whomever else was aware of violence going on within that marriage, and this whole thing is just very, very poorly thought out.you guys are pretty good at silence.— Ocho Fisho (@OchoFisho) September 26, 2018 pic.twitter.com/tq6Q6jF8G4— LG (@LGhail) September 27, 2018Ohio State Football, fresh off a scandal where their beloved coach admitted he did not speak up about a domestic abuser on staff, debuts a new marketing campaign called “Silence.””Silence the white noise.” https://t.co/hUwNFY5sno— Astead (@AsteadWesley) September 27, 2018Ohio State hoping everyone forgets the coverup of domestic abuse that just happened… a few weeks ago. https://t.co/kZdwIcoCa8— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) September 27, 2018How on earth did this make it through the brainstorm as the best idea for Ohio State at this time? https://t.co/gISwR7pJ0q— ????? ?????? (@LoganMBooker) September 27, 2018You cannot possibly be this tone deaf… pic.twitter.com/fuKZw8HOHr— Erin Shedd (@NOLAcuse) September 27, 2018Yeah probably not the best branding for Ohio State all things considered, geez— coreyspring (@coreyspring) September 27, 2018dudes. dudes. C’mon you can’t be that tone deaf.— ???? ???????? (@prof_gabriele) September 27, 2018 pic.twitter.com/N5s7MmTZpb— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) September 27, 2018This tweet seems less than ideal. https://t.co/L0qV8tiQnR— Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) September 27, 2018Now, obviously a social media manager mocked this up, and probably didn’t think twice about the ways it might be taken, but someone senior has to see this and realize it is a horrible message to send, especially from that program right now.
“Malaysia and Sri Lanka have had close bilateral relations since diplomatic ties were established in 1957. Although this is a working visit, the government of Sri Lanka has classified it as an official visit,” said Wan Zaidi.Wan Zaidi said that besides paying a courtesy call on President Maithripala Thursday, the deputy prime minister was also scheduled to make a courtesy call on Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Friday at his office at Temple Tree here. Ahmad Zahid is also scheduled to hold talks with Sri Lanka’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mangala Samaraweera, also on Friday.Wan Zaidi said that among the issues expected to be discussed by the deputy prime minister during the visit was cooperation of the two countries in combating terrorism.“Malaysia is very committed to international peace and regional security, hence relations, including with Sri Lanka, are very vital in ensuring that these issues are addressed together, either bilaterally or multilaterally,” he said. He said Ahmad Zahid, who is also Home Minister, was scheduled to arrive here at 12.30am Thursday (about 3am Malaysian time), accompanied by his wife Datin Seri Hamidah Khamis, and would hold a meeting with Sri Lanka’s Minister of Home Affairs Vajira Abeywardena at the ministry in Independence Avenue Thursday morning. Ahmad Zahid is also scheduled to hold talks with Minister of Foreign Employment Thalatha Atukorale at the ministry at the Assert Arcade Building, also on Thursday. Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi begins a two-day working visit to Sri Lanka Thursday with a tight schedule that includes a courtesy call on President Maithripala Sirisena, the Bernama news agency reported.Malaysian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Wan Zaidi Wan Abdullah, speaking to Malaysian journalists at the Malaysian Embassy today, said Ahmad Zahid’s visit was aimed at enhancing bilateral relations in various fields between Kuala Lumpur and Colombo. Replying to a question, Wan Zaidi said matters relating to recruitment of workers from Sri Lanka might also be discussed in view of requests from the Sri Lankan government to increase the number of Sri Lankan workers in the plantation and manufacturing sectors in Malaysia. (Colombo Gazette)