Michigan State University featured an image of Adolf Hitler as part of a pregame quiz displayed on the stadium’s videoboards ahead of the school’s football game on Saturday night. Subsequently, the university issued an apology for the inappropriate content, attributing it to an external source, according to CNN.
Matt Larson, Michigan State’s athletic director, stated, “MSU acknowledges that inappropriate content from a third-party source was presented on the video board before the start of the football game tonight. We deeply regret the content displayed, as it does not align with our institutional values.”
Photographs of Hitler on the video board at Spartan Stadium, along with a trivia question regarding his birthplace, swiftly circulated on the internet, drawing widespread attention.
The university’s statement further conveyed that “MSU will cease utilizing the third-party source in the future and will establish more stringent screening and approval procedures for all video-board content.”
A user who commented on the image raised a question, stating, “Some are asserting it was merely a trivia question about Hitler’s birthplace. Nonetheless, I can’t help but wonder why a trivia question about Hitler was included in the first place.”