Oklahoma State University football head coach Mike Gundy has apologized after two days of fallout for wearing an OAN t-shirt.
Gundy posted a video to his Twitter account Tuesday evening.
“I had a great meeting with our team today. Our players expressed their feelings as individuals and as team members. They helped me see through their eyes how the T-shirt affected their hearts. Once I learned how that network felt about Black Lives Matter, I was disgusted and knew it was completely unacceptable to me,” Gundy said.
“I want to apologize to all members of our team, former players and their families for the pain and discomfort that has been caused over the last two days. Black Lives Matters to me. Our players matter to me. These meetings with our team have been eye-opening and will result in positive changes for Oklahoma State football. I sincerely hope the Oklahoma State family near and far will accept my humble apology as we move forward.”
Launched in 2013, OAN is a far-right news network that openly supports United States President Donald Trump. The organization has been criticized for reporting falsehoods and perpetuating conspiracy theories in its programming.
Gundy has been the head coach at Oklahoma State since 2005, posting a record of 129-64. The Cowboys went 8-4 in 2019 before dropping the Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl to Texas A&M University by a score of 24-21.
Canadian running back Chuba Hubbard prompted the 52-year-old to consider what wearing the OAN shirt signified to his players.