LSU apologizes to Kent State for sign

6:45 PM, Sep 15, 2013   |    comments
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KENT - Greek students at Kent State are outraged at the sign displayed at an LSU fraternity house during the two schools football match up yesterday. 

The sign reading "getting massacred is nothing new to Kent State" was hanging on the Delta Kappa Epsilon house at LSU.

Member of sororities and fraternities at KSU say its twice as hurtful coming from a fellow Greek organization. 

The sign refers to the 1970 incident when National guard troops opened fire on student protesters killing 4 and injuring at least 9. 

Kent state said they'd like to invite those students from LSU to come to Kent and tour the May 4th visitors center to get a better understanding of what happened.

Sunday afternoon the LSU fraternity released an apology.

 

To The Kent State Community,              

We, the men of Zeta Zeta, formally apologize to your entire community for the banner that was hung from our house this past weekend. The sign was inappropriate and should never have been hung in the first place. We hope that the Kent State community can forgive our action and accept our sincere apologies. We apologize not only to the community of Kent State, but also to those who were personally affected by this tragedy in American history. Hanging the banner was a poor attempt at humor.  We, as young college students, did not grasp the full scoop of the tragedy and it's long lasting effects. This is not how we would like to represent our fraternity as well as our school, and we certainly hope we did not put a negative spin on your school's visit to Louisiana State University.             

On behalf of our chapter, Zeta Zeta, we apologize. We hope to host Kent State on our campus again in the near future and to help make your next visit a positive one. 

 Sincerest apologies, The Men of Zeta Zeta - LSU

 


 

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