The school had previously released a statement regarding the deplorable behavior at the game on Saturday.
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The University of Oregon’s student section chanted “f— the Mormons” during Saturday’s game versus BYU, according to a statement issued by Oregon Governor Kate Brown on Sunday.
Brown posted on Twitter, “In Oregon, we try to be a welcoming, inclusive state to all, regardless of color, religion, gender, or heritage.” “Discrimination and intolerance have a nasty history in our state and country. It was terrible to hear the chant at yesterday’s Oregon-BYU game. We must improve.
Brown’s comments followed a statement from the university, which the day after the competition apologized for the “disgraceful” chant.
The statement said, “The University of Oregon truly regrets an insensitive and degrading chant that came from the student section during yesterday’s game against Brigham Young University. “These types of actions go against everything the university stands for, and it goes against the spirit of competition. As a college community where racism, prejudice, and hate have no place, we can and will do better.
The school made no indication of whether individuals who participated in the chant would face any sort of discipline.
The ranking clash between No. 12 BYU and No. 25 Oregon on Saturday quickly became lopsided when the Ducks jumped out to a 38-7 lead. The Ducks went on to win 40-21, their first notable victory of the year, but the triumph was tainted by some unsavory behavior from spectators.
The Ducks will play again on the road this weekend against Washington State after rising to No. 15 in the AP poll this week.
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