Michigan State University ‘deeply sorry’ for Hitler image displayed before game

  • October 23, 2023

Michigan State University issued an apology on Saturday following an incident in which an image of Adolf Hitler was inadvertently displayed on its stadium videoboard just before a football game. Social media photos revealed that the videoboard displayed a still image of Hitler as part of a trivia quiz, which inquired about the birthplace of the dictator. The university clarified that the image and quiz, which occurred just before MSU’s Saturday game against the University of Michigan, originated from a “third-party source.”

“We are deeply sorry for the content that was displayed, as this is not representative of our institutional values,” said Matt Larson, the associate athletic director for MSU. On Sunday evening, Alan Haller, the athletic director at MSU, disclosed that an unidentified employee has been suspended with pay while the university conducts an investigation into the incident. “Antisemitism must be denounced. The image displayed prior to Saturday night’s game is not representative of who we are and the culture we embody,” Haller added. “Nevertheless, we must own our failures and accept responsibility.”

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