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If you’re unversed on decades-old Pro Bowls, you’d be forgiven for thinking Fall Out Boy’s 2014 performance was the most offensive halftime show in the history of the NFL’s all-star game. But no! The 1967 Pro Bowl “The Taming Of The West” halftime show featured a tribute to Indian massacres, as noted by Bryan Curtis. No video appears to exist of that, but the previous year’s performance is almost as shocking by 2016 standards.

Here’s that 1966 Pro Bowl halftime show, titled “Cost Of Freedom.” It stars a goose-stepping Nazi swastika being swallowed by a church. Here’s how a contemporary newspaper report in a January 1966 edition of The San Bernardino County Sun described it:


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