The University of Oregon issued a statement of apology after a video of the university opening up anti-Mormon slogans during Saturday’s football game against Brigham Young University went viral. Oregon State faces BYU at Otzen Stadium in Eugene.
The video drew the ire of Utah Governor Spencer Cox, who condemned the song. Retweet “Religious bigotry prevalent and celebrated in Oregon,” the video claims.
BYU is a private university in Utah, sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, whose members are known as Mormons.
On Sunday, the University of Oregon apologized for the incident, saying the song went against “everything the university stands for.”
“The University of Oregon sincerely apologizes for the offensive and disgraceful chants issued by the student section during yesterday’s game against Brigham Young University,” the University of Oregon said in a statement. statement on Twitter. “These types of actions go against everything the University stands for and against the spirit of competition. We can and will do better as a campus community free of hatred, bigotry or bigotry.”
Oregon Governor Kate Brown Retweet The university’s statement added that such slogans were “unacceptable”.
“In Oregon, we strive to be an inclusive state that welcomes all people, regardless of race, religion, gender or background,” she tweeted. “Our state and nation has an ugly history of discrimination and bigotry. The slogan from yesterday’s Oregon vs. Brigham Young University game is unacceptable. We must do better.”
The Oregon Ducks defeated the BYU Cougars 41-20.