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LSU Frat Disses Kent State By Referring To 1970 Campus Shooting

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Matt Dellinger of the Kent State Golden Flashes tries to tackle LSU's Terrence Magee. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Matt Dellinger of the Kent State Golden Flashes tries to tackle LSU’s Terrence Magee. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

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(CBS) In an attempt to prove their college football dominance, LSU frat Delta Kappa Epsilon took about the cheapest shot one can take.

In preparation for the Tigers’ matchup against the Kent State Golden Flashes, the Delta Kappas hung a sign from their fraternity door saying “Getting Massacred Is Nothing New To Kent St,” obviously referring to the campus shootings from 1970, where four students were killed.

Executive director of university media relations at Kent State, Eric Mansfield, released the following statement in response to the sign:

May 4, 1970 was a watershed moment for the country and especially the Kent State family. We lost four students that day while nine others were wounded and countless others were changed forever. We take offense to the actions of a few people last night who created an inappropriate sign and distracted from the athletic contest on the field.

Our new May 4 Visitor Center, which opened less than a year ago, is another way in which Kent State is inviting the country to gain perspective on what happened 43 years ago and apply its meaning to the future.

We would invite those who created the sign to visit our campus to visit the May 4 Visitor Center and learn more about the event which forever changed Kent State and America.

You can view a photo of the sign here.

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