Oregon Fans Unleash Disgusting Chant Directed At BYU, Media Ignores It

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Oregon fans behaved in shameful fashion Saturday during a win over BYU.

The Cougars traveled to Eugene to battle the Ducks, and instead of fans having fun with the game, some chose to take a shot at the Mormon faith.

During the matchup, several fans were filmed shouting, “F**k the Mormons.”

Late Saturday night, the verified Twitter account for Oregon’s student section tweeted an apology and said the program is “ashamed of those who participated” in the anti-Mormon chant.

The situation was so disgusting and vulgar that Utah Governor Spencer Cox even weighed in and tweeted that “Religious bigotry” is “alive and celebrated in Oregon.”

National media blackout after Oregon fans shout anti-Mormon chant.

As of Sunday morning, the media has mostly ignored the situation, outside of some local reports out of Oregon and Utah.

ESPN, CNN and MSNBC haven’t written a single word about it on their websites.

Is there a double standard for BYU?

However, just a couple weeks ago when Duke volleyball player Rachel Richardson claimed BYU fans shouted racial slurs at her, it got wall-to-wall coverage in the media.

You couldn’t turn on ESPN, CNN or just about any other channel without hearing how awful BYU students were.

Her story eventually completely collapsed one it was revealed there was no evidence supporting it. To CNN’s credit, the network did a follow-up about how there was no evidence, but the damage was already done.

Now, there are Oregon students on video shouting an anti-religious message, and it’s crickets from the national media. It really makes you wonder why one situation got so much attention and the other is completely ignored.

Oregon fans chant “F**k the Mormons” against BYU. (Credit: Screenshot/Twitter Video https://twitter.com/JohnHopkins2022/status/1571262471016415237)

I have no doubt most of these kids were raised to live at a higher standard than this, and their shameful conduct absolutely shouldn’t be completely ignored. If the media is going to go to war over a racial slur claim with zero supporting evidence, it should keep the same energy in a situation like this one.

Written by David Hookstead

David Hookstead is a reporter for OutKick covering a variety of topics with a focus on football and culture.

He also hosts of the podcast American Joyride that is accessible on Outkick where he interviews American heroes and outlines their unique stories. Before joining OutKick, Hookstead worked for the Daily Caller for seven years covering similar topics.

Hookstead is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.


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  1. It’s a complete double standard when it comes to religion vs race, unless of course it’s Islam being smeared or even remotely criticized. Liberals just want to divide everyone so they can implement a totalitarian system. They have no business in this country. They should all move to China or Venezuela.

  2. This is outrage click bait. The only video we have is 10 seconds long with maybe 20 people out of 50,000 chanting. The chant lasted 2 cycles for about 6 seconds. If they had the whole stadium going that would be one thing but this is a total nothing burger.

  3. It doesn’t matter if it was 20 fans out of 50,000.

    At BYU it was 0 fans shouting a racial slur and the national media jumped all over the fake news. Just be consistent with the coverage.

    Of course University of Utah fans do the same type of stuff towards BYU even though half of their staff and players are Mormon too.

    The head coach of Utah and former BYU player should say something before they play at Oregon in a few weeks but of course he won’t because he’s a Ute.

  4. It’s not about the F-word you morons. Exactly. Who cares? It’s about the intolerance of the tolerant left.

    BYU hears this everywhere they go. It’s nothing new. That’s not the issue. It’s the selective moral outrage that’s the issue.

    When a made up lie from a Duke player about BYU students is treated as fact then every incident of intolerance and bigotry should be treated with the same scrutiny. And yes, that Duke player is a liar and I do question the integrity of Duke University, the players, and the administration.

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