Nebraska reportedly asks FOX Sports to stop airing ‘Children of the Corn’ video

Last week, FOX Sports put out 14 30-second videos promoting each of the teams in the Big Ten. Nebraska was not pleased with how the one for the Cornhuskers turned out.

The Nebraska video was influenced by the Stephen King novel, Children of the Corn, and featured a reference to human sacrifice. “You come upon a circle of empty ground. And for a second, you feel relief, until you realize, this is where the sacrifices are made,” a narrator says as the video shows Nebraska players standing in a circle.

Making human sacrifices in a cornfield was not a look the Nebraska athletic department appreciated. The Huskers have asked FOX to stop airing the ad, according to the Omaha World-Herald.

“It’s not really the direction we want the brand to go in,” David Witty, Nebraska’s  senior associate athletic director for marketing and communications told the World-Herald.

Witty added he expected the ad to not run on television, but it would remain on Twitter.

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