On Thursday, the AP reported on a December meeting between Big Ten leaders that included Ohio State president Gordon Gee insulting Catholics, Notre Dame, the state of Kentucky and the entire SEC.
[Related: Full report on Gordon Gee’s inappropriate comments regarding Catholics and the SEC]
Needless to say, fans were not impressed. Countless took to Twitter to voice their reactions, and we’ve collected some of the funniest ones here for your enjoyment.
Laugh, we sure did — although we’re pretty sure the folks over in South Bend are not amused.
Gordon Gee is right, though. When I think of college football sophistication and enlightenment, I immediately think of Bo Pelini.
— Mark Ennis (@Mengus22) May 30, 2013
Gordon Gee, you bow tie-wearing blowhard, you elitist turd, I suspect plenty of folks would tattoo you for free today. No ink.
— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_CJ) May 30, 2013
I know we don’t read much down here in the south, but I can’t wait to stumble through E. Gordon Gee resignation letter.
— The SEC Logo (@SEC_Logo) May 30, 2013
Julie Hermann just sent Gordon Gee a thank you note for saving her career at Rutgers.
— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) May 30, 2013
Gordon Gee is that weird uncle who makes off color comments at family gatherings, except HE’S PRESIDENT OF OHIO STATE!
— Dennis Dodd (@dennisdoddcbs) May 30, 2013
Enough with the jokes, already, Gee.
— Eleven Warriors (@11W) May 30, 2013
If I had a nickel for every time Gordon Gee had to issue an apology for offending someone with his remarks…
— Elika Sadeghi (@steakNstiffarms) May 30, 2013
O$U President Gee has his bow tie way too tight,restricting blood flow to his brain. No problem sticking his foot in his mouth, though.
— Bill Vanderlinde (@BillVanderlinde) May 30, 2013
#OSU You can take the trash out of the Nieghbor hood but you can’t take the trash out of the Nieghbor can you Gee
— Richard Pepper (@Drp985) May 30, 2013
I appreciate what Gordon Gee has done for my beloved alma mater, but he really needs to pipe down–a LOT.
— Justin Hearn (@JustinBradleyTV) May 30, 2013
Did Gordon Gee actually show Catholics respect due to his own confused ignorance in his off-the-cuffremarks?
— John Williams (@truxell) May 30, 2013
[Related: Gordon Gee jumps all over Catholics and the South, now the memes jump all over him]
Oh, so Gordon Gee said Gordon Gee things. I’ll assume the usual “and then someone donated a billion dollar building to Ohio State” ensued.
— Ramzy Nasrallah (@ramzy) May 30, 2013
Gordon Gee doesn’t trust Catholics because they wear Roman collars instead of bow ties. This is why HOCKEYBEAR never wears any neckwear.
— HOCKEYBEAR (@AKHockeyBear) May 30, 2013
Coming soon to a theater near you. Blazing Bowties with Gordon Gee. Who will play Alex Karras role in the campfire scene?
— Jim Naveau (@Lima_Naveau) May 30, 2013
Dear Gordon Gee: Les Miles is a Big 10 alumnus. Sincerely, the SEC.
— Cecil Hurt (@CecilHurt) May 30, 2013
Funny, if Gee had said “you can’t trust those Muslims,” he’d probably be fired already. Why is taking a shot at Catholics just “a bad joke”?
— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_CJ) May 30, 2013
I think i need a pitch counter to keep track of all the stupid things Gordon Gee says and then has to apologize for.
— Nick Neiswinger (@nneiswinger) May 30, 2013
So Gordon Gee, we are supposed to trust a guy, like you, who believes that a couple of golden tablets just ascended into Heaven?
— Chabochi (@Chabochi) May 30, 2013
Just saw OSU prez E Gordon Gee’s comments – good grief; Maybe Urban Meyer will fire him #embarrassment
— Daryl Ruiter (@RuiterWrongFAN) May 30, 2013
Gordon Gee ties his bow ties a little too tight. More air to the brain cells there, Mr. President.
— Fat Triathlon Guy (@MikeStyer3) May 30, 2013
The Gee stuff is silly, but it IS funny that Urban Meyer is Roman Catholic….and you KNOW he wasn’t thinking about that.At all.
— Evan (@OSUEvan) May 30, 2013
President Gee killing it for OSU today lololol
— Doby © (@TheRealDoby) May 30, 2013
Gordon Gee should have duct tape on his mouth at all times
— Patrick Hyland (@phyland341) May 30, 2013
funny RT @bryandfischer: Why couldn’t have Jim Tressel fired Gordon Gee when he had the chance?
— Jason Kint (@jason_kint) May 30, 2013
So let me get this straight. This Gee dude from OSU says something stupid, apologizes, then does it all over again.
— JM (@JoJoM321) May 30, 2013
Thank you Mr. Gee sincerely the Rutgers university athletic dept!
— Fish (@Michfish54Eric) May 30, 2013
Pretty sure the stones Gordon Gee just launched from his glass house are ineligible to hurt anyone for a year.
— Chase Goodbread (@ChaseGoodbread) May 30, 2013
Hey Gordon Gee… I bet all those SEC players in the NBA have no problem counting their millions
— Rachel (@Kentuckygirl844) May 30, 2013
I’m surprised “You can’t trust Catholics” is the craziest thing Gee has said at his age. We dodged a bullet. He’s a year from racial slurs.
— Hanif Abdurraqib (@NifMuhammad) May 30, 2013