William Shakespeare in Julius Caesar wrote:
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Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears;
I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.
The evil that men do lives after them;
The good is oft interred with their bones:
So let it be with Caesar. The noble Brutus
Hath told you Caesar was ambitious:
If it were so, it was a grievous fault;
And grievously hath Caesar answer'd it.
Here, under leave of Brutus and the rest,--
For Brutus is an honourable man;
So are they all, all honorable men,--"
writes that Paterno’s firing prompts chaos, sadnesss at PSU.
The Penn State story was even on the morning radio news here in Germany today, where there is usually NOTHING at all about America, much less U.S. college football or American collegiate sports.
It is unfortunate that these kinds of things make international news, but that is the world. Shakespeare understood this.