Community Reacts to ESPN Headline, “OSU attack leaves 11 injured; football team safe”



The central Ohio and sports community seems to be at odds and upset with a recent ESPN article that insinuates that only the lives of OSU Football players are worth checking on after a terrorist attack that left 11 injured and the assailant dead.

Our thinking is perhaps it is a green writer? Bad advice from an editor?  “Whatever you do, make it about sports.” We’re not entirely sure — but this headline has outraged many.

The article starts out explaining the attacks on Monday but diverges quickly into nonsense,

All Ohio State football players are safe, have been accounted for and were able to return to the practice facility on campus following a lockdown.”

Including some strange writing decisions, including the phrase, “second-ranked Buckeyes” — and again, this is an article about Monday’s terrorist attack on OSU campus. The Buckeyes being “second-ranked” is almost laughably tone deaf. The article goes on more about the Athletic facility before ending with:

Both lacrosse teams had worked out on the indoor field as well, as campus resumed activity following Thanksgiving break and the double-overtime win over Michigan on Saturday.”

The community has been vocal in its disgust with the article:

While others felt that the headline was just fine for a sports site:


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