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Oregon Apologizes for Fans Chanting 'F--k the Mormons' During BYU Football Game

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured Columnist IVSeptember 19, 2022

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The University of Oregon released a statement Sunday apologizing to Brigham Young University after Ducks fans chanted "f--k the Mormons" during a 41-20 win.

University of Oregon @uoregon

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. 2/2

Utah Governor Spencer Cox retweeted a video of the NSFW chants Sunday:

Spencer Cox @SpencerJCox

Religious bigotry alive and celebrated in Oregon. <a href="https://t.co/l8BdsSJWu2">https://t.co/l8BdsSJWu2</a>

"In Oregon, we strive to be a welcoming, inclusive state to all, regardless of race, religion, gender, or background," the state's governor, Kate Brown, added in a tweet. "Our state and nation have an ugly history of discrimination and bigotry. The chant at yesterday's Oregon-BYU game was unacceptable. We must do better."

Last season, USC fans directed offensive chants toward BYU fans during a 35-31 Cougars win at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The school said in a statement at the time that the chanting "does not align with our Trojan values. It was distasteful and we apologize to the BYU program."

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