A Kansas state marching band has apologised after a half-time show formation led to the creation of a massive 'penis'.
The procession - recorded on video footage by onlookers - spread across Twitter as users on the social network tried to decipher what the routine was supposed to represent.
Director of the choreography, Frank Tracz, claimed he was innocently trying to show the team’s mascot – a Jayhawk – in battle with a spaceship.
The formation under question
Some users on social media disagreed with Tracz's sentiment:
In response to the claims of phallic shaping, Tracz took to the band's Facebook page to issue a statement:
"The chart below represents the drill from tonight’s show. There was absolutely no intent to display anything other than the Enterprise and the Jayhawk in battle."
"If I am guilty of anything it would be the inability to teach the drill in a manner that these young people could have succeeded.
"I do apologize for the misinterpretation and I assure you that I meant absolutely no disrespect or malice toward the University of Kansas."
Despite Tracz's red face at the the misinterpretation, some users on Twitter did enjoy the routine: