ksu band apology

ksu band apology

Kansas State University officials are apologizing for their marching band’s halftime routine during Saturday’s season opener.

So why did they need to issue a public appology?

As reported by the Inquistr, the Kansas State band made a formation depicting the Starship Enterprise from “Star Trek” attacking a Kansas Jayhawk, their biggest rival, during their game against South Dakota.

Unfortunately for the Kansas State band, many thought the spaceship wound up resembling male genitalia.

Uh… interesting formation for the Kansas State band. pic.twitter.com/SB36JBFEEc

— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) September 6, 2015

After social media lit up about performance, the band director and the president of the university apologized.

We apologize for anyone offended by our halftime performance depicting the starship enterprise and the Jayhawk mascot.

— KState Marching Band (@KStatePride) September 6, 2015

I am sorry if anyone was offended by the performance at half-time. https://t.co/5589bLIJRs

— Kirk H. Schulz (@kstate_pres) September 6, 2015

Kansas State Marching Band Director Frank Tracz released a statement saying the band’s set formation was not meant to be “anything other than the Enterprise and the Jayhawk in battle.”

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