Myers calls ‘vulgar’ chant at game an embarrassment

By The Mercury

K-State President Richard Myers said he is “personally embarrassed” by an infamous Wildcat chant directed at in-state rival KU.

In a letter published Wednesday, Myers said he has been impressed with the K-State community since he took over as the university president almost a year ago. But he was unpleasantly surprised by the “vulgar” chant from K-State fans when the university played KU in basketball last week.

The chant has often been heard during basketball games against KU with students shouting “FKU” during the electronic song “Sandstorm.”

He said friends across the country have expressed to him their dismay at the chant.

“The chant was clearly heard from coast to coast on national television,” he said. “It was personally embarrassing and not what one expects from a worldclass university.”

Myers said part of being a Wildcat is passing a legacy down to the next generations and K-Staters are known for doing the right thing.

“Whether our fans are 8, 18 or 80, they deserve the best fan experience in the Big 12,” he said. “I think about those younger fans sitting in the stands or watching on television and know they represent our next generation. As we continue the spring competition season, let’s show them the Wildcat Way.”

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