Activist Brenda Tracy condemns Ohio State rally supporting Urban Meyer
Controversy swarmed Ohio State’s campus on Monday evening as approximately 200 Buckeye fans gathered outside of Ohio Stadium for a rally supporting head coach Urban Meyer.
The rally drew plenty of criticism from the media, as the event was considered to be a tone deaf action from the rally attendees. Late Monday night, activist and informational speaker Brenda Tracy weighed in on the situation, condemning the action.
“Ohio State fans could be using this moment to support victims, but instead they’re choosing to make it clear no matter the situation, their coach and their game matters more than another human being’s life,” Tracy wrote on Twitter in a powerful statement. “My heart is heavy, but this is why we can’t give up.”
Ohio State fans could be using this moment to support victims, but instead they’re choosing to make it clear no matter the situation, their Coach & their game matters more than another human beings life
— Brenda Tracy (@brendatracy24) August 7, 2018
Supporters of Urban Meyer gathered outside of Ohio Stadium around 6 p.m. Ohio State cheers and chants of Urban Meyer’s name could be heard at the rally.
Tracy is a survivor of a campus rape that occurred at Oregon State in 1998. Recently, she has visited several college campuses and spoken to many athletic teams regarding domestic violence and rape.