One fan dressed as Donald Trump and the other had costumes depicting President Obama and Hillary Clinton. Although the sign was hard to decipher, judging by the costume, we're guessing it wasn't too kind.
Blank addresses fans who asked why the fans were not removed from the game altogether and said the costume, while offensive to some, brought up the opportunity for a free speech discussion.
While the fans were asked "to remove the offensive parts" of the costume, they were not asked to leave because what they were doing was considered to be protected by free speech.
"Guest services" employees found the two fans and told them to "remove the offensive components of the costume", according to a statement from the university.
It was unclear if the person wore the mask and noose into the game or changed at Camp Randall Stadium. The photo was taken Saturday during the University of Wisconsin vs. Nebraska game and posted to Twitter.
The fan may have been able enter the game with the mask off, and then went into full costume while in the stadium, which followed Wisconsin Athletics' admission policy to get into the venue. "Thank you." Campus police chief Sue Riseling also wrote "exercising your first amendment rights doesn't require good taste".
Then on Sunday, the University's Chancellor penned a more in-depth message to the community about the incident that "evoked images of lynchings of African-Americans from this country's past".
The political statement seemingly in support of the Republican presidential nomineed prompted a statement from Patrick Herb, sports information spokesman for the Badgers, about what he called "a highly insensitive and offensive costume".