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OSU Coach Mike Gundy apologizes in video for wearing controversial t-shirt

Posted at 5:51 PM, Jun 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-17 18:34:05-04

STILWATER, Okla.  — Oklahoma State University Head Coach Mike Gundy issued an apology on Twitter on Tuesday after uproar over a photo of him wearing a controversial t-shirt.

OSU star running back Chuba Hubbard tweeted the photo of Gundy posing for a picture wearing a t-shirt by One America News Network (OAN), a pro-Trump conservative cable channel. In his tweet, Hubbard said he'd have nothing to do with OSU until things changed.

In the 60-second video, Gundy apologized to the team members, former payers, and their families for "the pain and discomfort that has been caused over the last two days."

"Black lives matter to me," Gundy said. "Our players matter to me. I sincerely hope the Oklahoma State family, near and far, will accept my humble apology as we move forward."

The controversy also prompted OSU President Burns Hargis to release a statement. Hargis said, the university "will not tolerate insensitive behavior by anyone at Oklahoma State."

After Hubbard's threat to boycott, Gundy and Hubbard appeared to make amends and promise change in a video on social media.

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