Oklahoma State head soccer coach Mike Gundy promised to make modifications for OAN One America News on Monday after star operating again Chuba Hubbard threatened to boycott this system over Gundy’s assist of an extremist information community.
Hubbard, a Heisman Trophy candidate, vowed earlier Monday to not do “something” with Oklahoma State “till issues change” after Gundy was noticed carrying an OAN T-shirt after a fishing journey. Hubbard’s vow drew the assist of a number of of his Cowboys teammates, together with all-conference linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga.
OAN stands for One America News Community, an excessive right-wing community identified for pushing conspiracy theories that has lately been below hearth after host Liz Wheeler referred to as Black Lives Matter a “farce.”
Gundy made his promise in a video whereas standing alongside Hubbard.
‘We’ve received good days forward’
Change is coming I promise you that. pic.twitter.com/wTGHtByh3N
— Chuba Hubbard (@Hubbard_RMN) June 15, 2020
“In gentle of at the moment’s tweet with the T-shirt I used to be carrying, I met with some gamers and understand it’s a really delicate problem with what’s occurring in at the moment’s society,” Gundy stated. “We had an excellent assembly. It made me conscious of some issues that gamers really feel like may make our group and our tradition even higher than it’s right here at Oklahoma State.
“I’m wanting ahead to creating some modifications, and it begins on the prime with me. And we’ve received good days forward.”
Gundy didn’t apologize. Hubbard did.
“I’ll begin off by first saying that I went about it the incorrect approach by tweeting,” Hubbard stated. “I’m not somebody that has to tweet one thing to make change. I ought to have went to him as a person. I’m extra about motion. That was dangerous on my half.
“Any further, we’re gonna give attention to bringing change. And that’s a very powerful factor.”
The 2 then embraced.
Ogbongbemiga then tweeted his assist of the vow to create change at Oklahoma State.
By voicing our opinion we’re completely satisfied to have got here to a conclusion and opened a gateway to create some critical CHANGE round Oklahoma State. My teammates and I’ve all agreed we are going to go forward and resume all exercises and actions. We’re all on this collectively✊🏾
— Amen Ogbongbemiga (@closedprayer) June 15, 2020
Hubbard then declared that his foot is “nonetheless on the fuel.”
No don’t get it twisted. Foots nonetheless on the fuel. Outcomes are coming. It’s not over.
— Chuba Hubbard (@Hubbard_RMN) June 16, 2020
OAN, also called OANN, is a fringe right-wing community that’s seen its profile raised by assist from President Donald Trump. Trump lately cited a baseless OANN report in a tweet suggesting that the 75-year-old-man injured after being shoved by Buffalo police throughout a protest was “an Antifa provocateur.”
Buffalo protester shoved by Police could possibly be an ANTIFA provocateur. 75 yr outdated Martin Gugino was pushed away after showing to scan police communications with the intention to black out the gear. @OANN I watched, he fell more durable than was pushed. Was aiming scanner. Could possibly be a arrange?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 9, 2020
In response to the New York Occasions, the person who was left on the pavement bleeding from his head is a peace activist who works with human-rights teams and the Catholic Employee motion.
Gundy’s earlier controversies
Gundy has publicly praised the community up to now.
“It’s One America Information,” Gundy stated of the community throughout an April information convention. “It was so refreshing. They only report the information. There’s no commentary. There’s no opinions. There’s no left. There’s no proper.”
That assertion got here amid one other Gundy controversy as he referred to as COVID-19 the “Chinese language virus” and insisted that his unpaid soccer gamers return to campus to make sure the monetary well-being of the state of Oklahoma.
“They’re 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22 years outdated and they’re wholesome they usually have the flexibility to struggle this virus off,” Gundy stated. “If that’s true, then we sequester them and proceed as a result of we have to run cash by way of the state of Oklahoma.”
Gundy has coached at Oklahoma State since 2005, main the Cowboys to a 129-64 file, together with a 9-5 file in bowl video games. He entered the nationwide consciousness in 2007 with his “I’m a person, I’m 40!” rant throughout a information convention.