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Michigan State suspends employee after image of Hitler is displayed on video board before kickoff

Michigan State has suspended an employee involved in an incident over the weekend where an image of Adolf Hitler was shown on the stadium video boards more than an hour before Saturday’s game against Michigan. 

Michigan athletic director Alan Haller released a lengthy statement on Sunday night condemning the “offensive image” that was displayed at Spartan Stadium just before kickoff.

MSU and Michigan helmets

Michigan Wolverines and Michigan State Spartans helmets before their game at Spartan Stadium on Oct. 21, 2023, in East Lansing, Michigan.  (Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images)

In addition to issuing an apology, Haller also said an unnamed employee was suspended with pay after an initial investigation into the incident. 

Haller said the investigation will continue and the employee will remain suspended with pay pending its results. 

“Antisemitism must be denounced. The image displayed prior to Saturday night’s game is not representative of who we are and the culture we embody. Nevertheless, we must own our failures and accept responsibility. I understand our response might be met with skepticism. That skepticism is warranted, and we will do all that is necessary to earn back your trust.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Paulina Dedaj is a Sports Reporter for Fox News Digital.

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