The Wisconsin Badgers, like every other major sports team, will display trivia questions or other fun interactive games to keep fans entertained during breaks in game action or pregame. One of their Big Ten rivals, the Michigan State Spartans, took those games a little too far in their Saturday night matchup with in-state rival Michigan.
During their pregame entertainment, the Michigan State scoreboard displayed a question asking what country infamous Nazi Germany dictator Adolph Hitler was from. Along with the question, they displayed a massive picture of deplorable world leader, who organized the genocide of 6 million Jews, 2 million Romani, and millions of others during World War II.
Wisconsin Badgers Rival Michigan State Gets Shredded on Social Media for Displaying a Picture of Adolph Hitler on the Scoreboard
While a simple trivia question (he was born in Austria), it could have been asked without a picture that displays the ruthless dictator in a celebratory pose. To say that fans from all over the country were repulsed would be an understatement:
There’s really no way a group of people at Michigan State met on and agreed to allow a trivia question asking what country Adolf Hitler was born in to be shown on the big screen…. surely this isn’t real.
People really allowed this to happen.
The lack of awareness is… pic.twitter.com/qXpsxbA9xt
— JPAFootball (@jasrifootball) October 22, 2023
“Do you really think we should we put a picture of Hitler up on the giant scoreboard?”
“Yeah why not?” pic.twitter.com/uDWzO7NpNY
— Barry (@BarryOnHere) October 22, 2023
There is no way anyone really thought this was a good idea??
Michigan State did an in-game trivia question asking fans what country Hitler was born in
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) October 22, 2023
Apparently, Hitler was the subject of Spartan Stadium trivia tonight. To think they could put that man’s image on the stadium screen, after what has been happening to Jews around the world, is mind bogglingly STUNNING.
There needs to be an explanation, apology and terminations. pic.twitter.com/hMof7ReLZw
— John C. Wharton IV 🇺🇲 (@johnnywharton) October 22, 2023
For some reason, Michigan State is quizzing its football fans about Hitler’s biography pic.twitter.com/QiRHdiR2cr
— John Hasson (@SonofHas) October 22, 2023
“It’s time for this week’s Hitler Trivia Question presented by Moms For Liberty” https://t.co/X2Orhk0JlR
— Matt Scalici (@MattScalici) October 22, 2023
Michigan State Is Having a Terrible Public Relations Year
At this point, many are aware that former Wisconsin Badgers player Mel Tucker has resigned as head coach at Michigan State. His resignation came in the wake of a sexual harassment accusation levied by Brenda Tracey. Tucker had previously invited Tracey, a survivor of sexual assault, to talk to his team about fighting the culture of sexual violence in sports.
According to a complaint Tracey filed with the university’s Title IX office, Tucker made inappropriate comments and pleasured himself while speaking to her over a Zoom video call.
Tucker has claimed that the incident was consensual.
Earlier this month, a MSU professor, Brendan Doyle, was fired after students discovered he had been arrested in 2020 in Louisiana for his connection to a meth lab.