Oregon apologizes for student section's 'disgraceful' anti-Mormon chant aimed at BYU
The Oregon student section aimed a profanity laced, anti-Mormon chant at BYU in Oregon’s lopsided victory over the No. 12 Cougars Saturday afternoon.
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The university apologized for the actions of the student section Sunday afternoon.
“The University of Oregon sincerely apologizes for an offensive and disgraceful chant coming from the student section during yesterday’s game against Brigham Young University,” a statement from the university read, Via 247Sports.“These types of actions go against everything the university stands for, and it goes against the spirit of competition. We can and will do better as a campus community that has no place for hate, bias or bigotry.”
Oregon’s student section Twitter account also offered an apology following the incident.
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To all @BYUfootball fans in attendance at todays game we would like to apologize for the actions of the students in attendance. We do not condone or support any hateful speech directed towards one’s religion and are ashamed of those who participated.
— Oregon Pit Crew (@OregonPitCrew) September 18, 2022
BYU is a private university owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, or Mormons.