OSU's Gundy Issues Apology for T-Shirt Incident | Athletic Business

OSU's Gundy Issues Apology for T-Shirt Incident

It’s been a busy couple of days within the Oklahoma State football program.

Since a social media photo of head coach Mike Gundy wearing a t-shirt bearing the logo of a far-right news network, players, university officials and Gundy himself have sought to address the situation. 

The latest step came Tuesday, when Gundy issued a mea culpa on social media.

The video comes one day after star running back Chuba Hubbard responded to an image of Gundy sporting an OAN t-shirt. The logo represents One America News, a news outlet that is considered to be far-right that has been critical of the Black Lives Matter movement. 

Related: Oklahoma State Coach's Shirt Stirs Player Backlash

"Once I learned how that network felt about Black Lives Matter, I was disgusted and knew it was completely unacceptable to me," Gundy says in the video, noting that he discussed the issue with his players in a meeting on Tuesday. 

Earlier this year, Gundy apologized for comments he made regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. "In my opinion, if we have to bring our players back, test them. They're all in good shape. They're all 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22-year-olds. They're healthy. A lot of them can fight it off with their natural body, the antibodies and the build that they have," Gundy said of the outbreak in April. 

He later apologized for those statements, saying, “My first priority is and will always be the student-athletes and doing what is best for the program and the university."

Related: Oklahoma State's Gundy Apologizes for Virus Comments

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