As it turns out, losing its football game on Saturday was the second most embarrassing thing to happen to Indiana University.
The Hoosiers lost to Iowa 34-6, but the institution of higher learning suffered the ignominy of having its name misspelled on a player’s jersey.
Freshman running back David Holloman wore a jersey reading “Indinia,” according to a video posted and then deleted by the Hoosiers’ official athletics Twitter account.
Viewers took screenshots of the embarrassing error. It quickly became an Internet thing.
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