Yikes… if getting spanked at home by your in-state rival, to the tune of 49-0, isn’t bad enough, Michigan State also has a PR nightmare on their hands after showing a picture of Adolf Hitler on the jumbotron during the game.
Yeah, the Nazi leader and German dictator… THAT Adolf Hitler… and no, they weren’t hacked.
They were doing some kind of trivia thing for fans (he was born in Austria, not Germany), but it seems like it should just be a pretty hard rule that we don’t show Hitler on the video board. Like, that seems fair, right? No Hitler. We can all agree on that?
But in the event that there are some other circumstance, say for example… there is a brutal war raging in the Middle East after Hamas terrorists tragically executed over 1,000 people in Israel, including a number of Americans, and still hold many hostage, meanwhile over a thousand Palestinians have been killed since Israel launched a counterattack in Gaza… and both of those numbers will continue rise, maybe then DEFINITELY don’t put Adolf Hitler on the video board… right? RIGHT?
Like I said, this was part of a trivia series and the question was “What country was Adolf Hitler born in?” but is nobody vetting these questions? Well, according to Michigan State… they’re weren’t.
In a statement released by Michigan State’s Associate AD/Communications, Matt Larson, he says the school basically streamed a third party trivia service:
“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. We are deeply sorry for the content that was displayed, as this is not representative of our institutional values.
MSU will not be using the third-party source going forward and will implement strong stcreening and approval procedures for all videoboard content in the future.”
Michigan State apologizes for pregame video trivia that included a question about Hitler's home country and an image, says it was a third-party source.
"MSU will not be using the third-party source going forward and will implement stronger screening and approval procedures" pic.twitter.com/a3miqFkr71