Kansas State Band Apologizes For NSFW Formation During Halftime Of Game Poking Fun At Kansas

At halftime of college football games, bands head out onto the field to show their stuff, play their songs, and showcase formations they have practiced for weeks. Kansas State did that on Saturday night during halftime of the season opener against South Dakota by poking fun at rival Kansas. Well, their formation at one point merited an apology since it included a rather NSFW image, but one that they say was not intentional.

ESPN reported that the theme of the halftime show from Kansas State was “space,” and it included songs and scenes from both Star Wars and Star Trek.

The Kansas Jayhawks are the rival of Kansas State, and both schools usually end up mentioning the other, even if they aren’t currently playing one another.

At one point, half of the band formed a Jayhawk, which is the mascot of their opponents and rivals. The other half of the band was supposed to form the Starship Enterprise from Star Trek and show it crashing into the giant Jayhawk.

Unfortunately, that wasn’t exactly what it looked like.

As reported by Screengrabber, it appeared to look much more like that of a Jayhawk and male genitalia. This, of course, was enough to light up social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, and things got out of hand quickly.

The official Twitter for the Kansas State band tried to apologize immediately on Saturday night, but it was already a bit too late.

Kirk Schulz, Kansas State president, tweeted out an apology for the performance by the band during halftime of the game against Kansas. Band director Frank Tracz issued a statement on Sunday to help explain the situation and called it a “misinterpretation.”

“…there was absolutely no intent to display anything other than the Enterprise and the Jayhawk in battle.

“…[the Kansas State band] meant absolutely no disrespect or malice toward the University of Kansas.”

Kansas State went on to rack up an impressive 34-0 victory over South Dakota, and they looked great on the field. Unfortunately, the focus is not on their big win, but on what the band unintentionally did when trying to jab at the rival Kansas Jayhawks with their “space” theme and NSFW formation.

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