Texas A&M Twitter account promotes “Mardi Gras Cake” giveaway

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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – The Texas A&M men’s basketball team took to Twitter this afternoon to advertise Louisiana-themed promotions for a scheduled game against Louisiana State University.

Dubbed “Maroon Mardi Gras,” the team is giving away Mardi Gras masks and beads to 250 fans, and shrimp and crawfish etouffee will be served in the concession stands during the game.

To round out the promotion, one lucky fan will get a chance to win a “Mardi Gras Cake.”


Pictured: a “Mardi Gras Cake”

Louisiana residents quickly took the team to task for their sad representation of a king cake.

After about two hours of abuse on Twitter, the Aggie Men’s Hoops account corrected their egregious error:

At least the contest winner will now be able to enjoy a proper king cake.