Kansas State?s halftime show didn?t pan out the way they wanted to unfortunately after causing a social media stir with its supposedly phallic show at the Wildcats first football game of the season by the K-State marching band, the university will pay a $5,000 fine while the marching band will perform without their director ?as part of self-imposed sanctions,? according to ESPN.
Check out the video from YouTube user Michael Hausam:
?There are other things in the world that need our attention other than this,? K-State band director Frank Tracz said days after the controversy, posted by the Kansan City Star. ?Without question, this is stupid. This is just downright stupid. It is amazing that it got to this point.?
For those who don?t know what happened to the halftime show, the Kansas State marching band got into a bit of trouble when their performance went viral because of their ?Star-Trek?-themed halftime show, showing a Jayhawk and what looks like the Starship Enterprise crashing into its beak making it look like a subverted scene.
?At Saturday?s home football opener, Kansas State University fell short of its obligation to conduct itself in a consistent manner with the principles of sportsmanship,? University president Kirk Schulz said in a statement, according to ESPN. ?We look forward to our upcoming athletic contest with the expectation of sportsmanlike conduct from the entire K-State family,?
On the other, Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby publicly scolded Frank Tracz for ?inappropriate use of a member institution logo, shared by ESPN. ?The actions of the marching band depicting the disintegration of a member institution?s mascot was inconsistent with the principles and expectations of the Big 12 Sportsmanship and Ethical Conduct Policy,? Bowlsby said.
?I appreciate the prompt actions of K-State President Kirk Schulz and Athletics Director John Currie in addressing this matter and accept the University?s self-imposed penalties.?