The Kansas State Wildcats’ “unique” half-time show on Saturday eclipsed the football team’s victory over the South Dakota Coyotes.
Kansas State President Kirk Schulz found himself apologizing on social media to fans who saw what appeared to be the school’s marching band represented as male genitalia sparring with a bird.
“I am sorry if anyone was offended by the performance at half-time,” Schulz tweeted.
“There was absolutely no intent to display anything other than the Enterprise and the Jayhawk in battle,” band director Frank Tracz added on Sunday, the Daily Mail reported. Blueprints were released to prove the band only intended to portray the famous “Star Trek” ship battling with a rival team’s mascot.
Television viewers weren’t convinced.
“Kstate band is made up entirely of 12 yr old boys,” said Darby Trilliland, the newspaper reported.
“Uh…interesting formation for the Kansas State band,” tweeted Timothy Burke added.
The Wildcats handily defeated the Coyotes 34-0 at Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium.