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Ohio State mocks Jerry Sandusky scandal with tasteless T-shirt

5:24 PM, Aug 29, 2012   |    comments
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(USA TODAY) The Michigan-Ohio State rivalry is well-documented. It's one of the best in the history of sports, and because of that, it's spurned a great deal of hatred between the fan bases.

But there's a line between a T-shirt that insults an opponent ... and something incredibly insensitive.

A the popular women's interests blog Jezebel has unearthed a photo of a red-and-white T-shirt that reads "I'd rather shower at Penn State than cheer for the Wolverines."

The worst part? Not the fact that the Buckeye fans were turning all of Jerry Sandusky's child abuse into a joke ... but that they aren't the only ones.

Similar shirts have popped up at Iowa and LSU.

Of course, these aren't officially licensed T-shirts and we doubt a majority of fans will be wearing them, but come on, people.

Ohio State sent an email comment to USA TODAY Sports in response to the T-shirt:

"We recently became aware that this T-shirt design is circulating on social media," wrote Gayle Saunders, Ohio State's assistant vice president of media and public relations. "This is not a University sanctioned t-shirt, and we have no knowledge of where it originated. It is unacceptable and appalling that someone would make light of a tragedy in this manner."

Nicole Auerbach, USA TODAY

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