MANHATTAN, Kan. (September 7, 2015) – Kansas State University officials are apologizing for their marching band’s halftime routine during Saturday’s season opener.
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.
— The Pride of Wildcat Land (@KStatePride) 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.”
Tracz ended his statement saying he did not mean to disrespect the University of Kansas.