The Univ. of Oregon has issued an apology … after some of its students were seen and heard chanting “f*** the Mormons” during the Ducks’ game against BYU on Saturday.
The school released the mea culpa on social media on Sunday — calling their fans’ chants “offensive and disgraceful.”
“These types of actions go against everything the university stands for, and it goes against the spirit of competition,” the school said. “We can and will do better as a campus community that has no place for hate, bias or bigotry.”
The chants broke out at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon following a Cougars touchdown in the second quarter of BYU’s 41-20 loss … with multiple people screaming the crass comments while clapping their hands.
Video shot by bystanders shows the chants were repeated at least one other time during the game.
Some fans in attendance were outraged — and Utah’s governor, Spencer Cox, slammed the Ducks supporters over it all following the game.
“Religious bigotry alive and celebrated in Oregon,” he said on Twitter.
Cox later tweeted a heart emoji following Oregon’s apology.
For its part, Oregon’s student section — dubbed the “Oregon Pit Crew” — also tweeted an apology after the game, saying, “We do not condone or support any hateful speech directed towards one’s religion and are ashamed of those who participated.”
This is not the first time a university has had to say sorry over chants at a BYU game — USC apologized for fans’ “f*** the Mormons” comments during a football game in L.A. back in November.
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