Oregon fans are shown at Autzen Stadium during the first half of their NCAA college football game against Fresno State in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012. Fans were heard yelling an offensive chant toward BYU fans during the teams’ game on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022 in the stadium.
Don Ryan, Associated Press
EUGENE, Oregon — An offensive chant emanating from Oregon fans in the second half of the Ducks’ 40-21 win over BYU on Saturday at Autzen Stadium drew a rebuke on Twitter from Utah Gov. Spencer Cox.
The derogatory chant, which targeted members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, who are commonly referred to as Mormons, was similar to what USC fans chanted at BYU last November. Video of Oregon fans’ behavior circulated on Twitter shortly after the game ended.
“Religious bigotry alive and celebrated in Oregon,” Cox said in a tweet Saturday.
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