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University of Oregon apologizes for ‘F*** the Mormons’ chant during BYU game

‘These types of actions go against everything the university stands for, and it goes against the spirit of competition’

University of Oregon officials apologized for an anti-Mormon chant seen on video during its recent football game against Brigham Young University.

Video (below) appears to show some fans chanting “F*** the Mormons” during the Saturday home game against BYU, which is run by Mormon church.

“The University of Oregon sincerely apologizes for an offensive and disgraceful chant coming from the student section during yesterday’s game against Brigham Young University,” the public university wrote on its Twitter account Sunday night. “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.”

“To all @BYUfootball fans in attendance at todays game we would like to apologize for the actions of the students in attendance,” the student section’s account tweeted. “We do not condone or support any hateful speech directed towards one’s religion and are ashamed of those who participated.”

The incident, caught on video, comes just weeks after a Duke University volleyball player and her school falsely claimed that someone in the BYU fan section hurled the “N-word” during an August match.

BYU backtracked after falsely labeling a special needs individual as a racist after Duke’s Rachel Richardson claimed someone had yelled racial slurs at her and her black teammates during a game against the Utah university.

However, an exhaustive review by Brigham Young officials concluded there was no truth to the claims and the university rescinded the prohibition on the individual.

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