PROVO, Utah (ABC4) — Recently, representatives from Brigham Young University (BYU) spoke out about the University of Oregon (UO) offensive chant heard during Saturday night’s football game which was aimed at no only BYU players and fans, but the Church of Jesus Christ. Latter-day Saints as a whole.
BYU began his statement on the matter by accepting UO’s apology, saying, “We appreciate the sincere apologies from the University of Oregon regarding the behavior of some fans at Autzen Stadium on Saturday.”
The officials of BYU went on to add, “We recognize that this isolated behavior does not reflect the values of the University of Oregon.”
Finally, BYU paid tribute to the restorative actions taken and recognized those who are stepping up to participate, saying, “As we all work together to address the incidents that seek to divide us, we are grateful to those who are willing to participate in it. come together to build bridges of understanding.
ORIGINAL STORY: University of Oregon student chapter apologizes after bigoted chant to BYU fans, LDS Church
SEPTEMBER 18, 2022 / 11:25 PM
EUGENE, Ore. (ABC4) — The official University of Oregon student chapter released a statement Saturday night apologizing for an offensive chant directed at BYU players, fans, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Video footage shows University of Oregon fans shouting profanity at BYU fans as the BYU Cougars took on the Oregon Ducks.
Football would end up not being the focus of fans’ attention after the University of Oregon home game.
Governor Spencer Cox tweeted in response to the behavior, “religious bigotry alive and celebrated in Oregon.”
The University of Oregon’s official student chapter, dubbed “the Oregon Pit Crew,” issued an apology on Saturday evening:
“To all BYU football fans in attendance at today’s game, we would like to apologize for the actions of the students in attendance. We do not condone or support any hate speech directed against his religion and are ashamed of those who there participated.
The University of Oregon also released a statement of apology about their Official Twitter:
“The University of Oregon sincerely apologizes for an offensive and shameful chant coming from the student section during yesterday’s game against Brigham Young University. These kinds of actions go against everything represents the university and goes against the spirit of competition.We can and will do better as a university community that has no room for hatred, prejudice or bigotry.
The chant comes just weeks after allegations of racism at a BYU women’s volleyball game.