Oregon student section apologizes for chanting 'F--- the Mormons' during win over BYU
Oregon, the No. 25 team in the country, cruised to a 41-20 victory over No. 12 BYU in Eugene on Saturday afternoon.
However, the victory was marred by anti-Mormon chants from the Ducks’ student section during the game.
As you can see below, videos surfaced of Oregon fans chanting “F— the Mormons” during the game against the Cougars:
Real classy chants from Oregon fans and Students. Why is it ok to chant this about members of this specific religion? @oregonfootball @OregonGovBrown @Oregonian @uoregon @CNN @espn @FOXSports @CBSNews @NBCNews @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/ukhdP1hK7x
— John Hopkins (@JohnHopkins2022) September 17, 2022
Utah governor Spencer Cox called out the chants as “religious bigotry” against BYU’s largely Mormon fan base:
Religious bigotry alive and celebrated in Oregon. https://t.co/l8BdsSJWu2
— Spencer Cox (@SpencerJCox) September 18, 2022
After the game, Oregon’s “Pit Crew” student section took to Twitter to condemn the actions of those who chanted, saying it was “ashamed” of those who participated in the anti-Mormon jeering:
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
We’ll see if any official apology is issued through the university or if BYU has any response to the vulgar chants.