Utah governor slams Oregon fans for obscene chant at BYU soccer online game - Fox news

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Utah Gov. Spencer Cox slammed Oregon enthusiasts who had been chanting "f--- the Mormons" at a video game between the geese and BYU on Saturday afternoon.

Cox quote-tweeted a video that confirmed Oregon college students loudly chanting the phrase at the video game.

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geese' defensive lineman Taki Taimani places pressure on BYU quarterback Jaren corridor, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Eugene, Oregon. (AP photo/Andy Nelson)

"religious bigotry alive and celebrated in Oregon," Cox wrote.


The virality of the video prompted the Oregon Pit Crew to difficulty an apology to BYU on Twitter. Brigham younger institution is a non-public college in Provo, Utah, and is backed by means of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

"To all @BYUfootball fanatics in attendance at todays game we would want to express regret for the moves of the college students in attendance. We don't condone or help any hateful speech directed towards one's religion and are ashamed of folks that participated," their tweet study.


The university of Oregon additionally apologized.

geese quarterback Bo Nix and extensive receiver Chase Cota have fun Nix's landing in opposition t BYU, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Eugene, Oregon, (AP image/Andy Nelson)

"The institution apologizes for the despicable chants made by means of some college of Oregon fanatics at today's football online game with Brigham young institution," a statement from the institution of Oregon's interim vice chairman for the Division of student existence study. "There isn't any region for hate, bias or bigotry on the university of Oregon. These movements are quite simply unacceptable. we can investigate, and we call on our students and campus neighborhood to refuse to settle for or tolerate this class of habits."

The incident came weeks after a Duke women's volleyball participant accused a BYU fan of hurling racial slurs at her all over a in shape. 

BYU defensive lineman Josh Larsen stops Oregon operating lower back Mar'Keise Irvin, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022. (AP photograph/Andy Nelson)

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BYU observed following an "wide" investigation that there was no proof to corroborate an allegation made by means of a Duke girls's volleyball participant that she become subjected to racial slurs all through a video game at BYU last month.

Ryan Gaydos is the sports editor for Fox information and Fox enterprise. Story counsel will also be sent to Ryan.Gaydos@fox.com.

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