I'm not sure that is defending that picture. Tense atmosphere or not, you are proud of winning a trophy of a conference you are disrespecting. Doesn't make any sense. I'd be fine with the picture in front of Sprint w/o the shirt. Seemed unnecessary. Heck wear a KCMO shirt if Self's comments are what bothered hi.
I guess you didn't see the comments Chuck Ninas made on national TV just minutes before tipoff of yesterday's game. He bad-mouth Mizzou, saying MU didn't mean much to the conference and how much better the Big 12 will be without MU. I have no problem with him saying what he said. But, to say it on national TV minutes before the Championship Game...that Mizzou is playing in, I found to be disrespectful and classless. So, I suspect some of what Kim English did was simple taking a shot back.