Utah Gov. Spencer Cox blasted college football fans for chanting “f–k the Mormons” at BYU during the team’s Saturday away game against Oregon.
Cox reacted in disgust to a seven-second video posted to Twitter, where a crowd of Oregon Ducks fans at Autzen Stadium could be seen clapping along to the intolerant chorus.
“Religious bigotry alive and celebrated in Oregon,” the conservative state leader wrote.
Cox wasn’t the only one who was outraged by the hateful chant. “There’s no bigotry like that which comes from a liberal enclave,” one person replied to the original post.
“What do you expect from leftist colleges who are so tolerant and accepting,” questioned another.
“Where can one go to find ignorance proudly on display concerning a host of issues including, but not limited too, religious bigotry and hate? The local university of course!” Someone else added. “The same place where defining what is a woman would stump many professors.”
“Liberals in training,” another said. “Real classy Oregon.”
“[Well] f–k a duck,” a replier sagely added.
The college formally apologized for the foul chant on Sunday. “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,” a Twitter statement said.
“These types of actions go against everything the university stands for, and it goes against the spirit of competition,” the university continued. “We can and will do better as a campus community that has no place for hate, bias or bigotry.”
In another action that “goes against the spirit of competition,” Tampa Bay Buccaneers star Tom Brady spiked a Microsoft Surface tablet after three consecutive drives resulted in punts, when his team’s offense failed to put points on the board for until midway through the last quarter.
The legendary quarterback stomped off to the sideline, yelled at his receivers, and threw his helmet to the ground before he picked up a blue tablet and slammed it to the turf. Ultimately, the Buccaneers prevailed with a 20-10 win.
This isn’t the first time Brady has taken out his frustrations on the team’s technology, he got a warning from the NFL for tossing a tablet during a tough 9-0 loss to the Saints last year.
“I can’t throw another Surface, or else I get fined. Imagine that! Imagine that,” he said on his podcast “Let’s Go,” in the aftermath. “I won’t throw another Surface. Although I think it was pretty good marketing for the Surface at the end of the day. I think it worked out pretty well for them.”
The NFL has yet to issue a fine after Brady went back on his word on Sunday.