Michigan State Apologizes For Hitler Photo on Pregame Video Boards

October 21, 2023, 10:29 PM


Michigan State University apologized Saturday night for an image of Adolph Hitler that flashed on pre-game video screens at the football stadium where the Spartans hosted the University of Michigan.

Hitler's image surfaced during a pregame trivia segment in which fans were asked where he was born, the Detroit News reports.  The segment is run by a third-party contractor.

“MSU is aware that inappropriate content by a third-party source was displayed on the videoboard prior to the start of tonight’s football game," MSU associate athletic director Matt Larson said in a written statement. "We are deeply sorry for the content that was displayed, as this is not representative of our institutional values."

The issue surfaced at a particularly sensitive time when Jews and Arabs around the world are closely following the Israel-Hamas conflict unfold, and tensions are high. It also comes at a time incidents of Anti-semitism are on the rise. 

Overall, it was humiliating night for MSU which lost 49-0.

Read more:  Detroit News

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