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

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured Columnist IVSeptember 19, 2022

EUGENE, OR - SEPTEMBER 17: The line of scrimmage between the Oregon Ducks and the Brigham Young Cougars during the first half at Autzen Stadium on September 17, 2022 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Tom Hauck/Getty Images)
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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."