The Ohio State football community celebrated the life of former coach Earle Bruce on Wednesday at St. John Arena. Speakers including Urban Meyer and Jim Tressel eulogized Bruce — who died last week at 87 — in a ceremony open to the public.
But some in the Ohio State community are not pleased with how one notable fan acted at the memorial service.
Plenty of Ohio State fans are calling out “Buck-I-Guy” for showing up to Bruce’s service in his full game day getup (large hat, cape, red makeup) and also writing his name on a poster of Bruce that was meant to be just for players and coaches.
Tony Gerdeman of The-OZone posted a photo of the poster and zoomed in on Buck-I-Guy’s signature.
Speechless right now. pic.twitter.com/3u5Ttf9b1d
— Tony Gerdeman (@TonyGerdeman) April 25, 2018
Buck-I-Guy later wrote an apology for signing the poster on Facebook.
Here’s some of the reaction:
— Matt Finkes (@MattFinkes) April 25, 2018
There's not a moment in the day that goes by where Buck I Guy doesn't try to make something about himself. https://t.co/od2VXezndZ
— Ryan Ginn (@rmginn) April 25, 2018
Who is more hated by OSU fan? Buck-I-Guy or Michigan? It’s Michigan of course but it’s closer than it should be. https://t.co/1uECrjIg4S
— Gus Vogel (@Not_James_Vogel) April 25, 2018
The complete over the top, sense of self-importance by Buck-I-Guy make him easier to hate, as well as the fact he is an individual, vs an entire fan base
— Chip Minnich (@ChipMinnich) April 25, 2018
Update: According to Eleven Warriors, some former players blotted out Buck-I-Guy’s signature on the poster and turned it into a buckeye.