- Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard called out head coach Mike Gundy after he was seen wearing a t-shirt promoting One America News, a far-right and pro-Trump network, on social media.
- “I will not stand for this,” Hubbard wrote. “This is completely insensitive to everything going on in society, and it’s unacceptable. I will not be doing anything with Oklahoma State until things CHANGE.”
- Hubbard led the nation in rushing in 2019 and is expected to contend for the Heisman in the coming season.
- Hubbard’s comments earned the support of some of his teammates as well as some recent OSU graduates on Twitter.
- Gundy has spoken positively of One America News in the past, saying “they just report the news” during a bizarre April press conference.
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Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy is facing criticism from one of his top players after a photo of him wearing a shirt promoting a far-right, pro-Trump news network made the rounds on social media.
Kyle Boone, who writes for CBS Sports, tweeted out a photo of Gundy that had been posted on Facebook. In the photo, Gundy is wearing a One America News shirt.
Gundy has praised OAN in the past, saying of the network “they just report the news” during a bewildering April press conference in which he lambasted the “mainstream media.”
On Twitter, Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard, who led the nation in rushing last season and is set to contend for the Heisman this year, called out Gundy for wearing the shirt.
“I will not stand for this,” Hubbard wrote. “This is completely insensitive to everything going on in society, and it’s unacceptable. I will not be doing anything with Oklahoma State until things CHANGE.”
I will not stand for this.. This is completely insensitive to everything going on in society, and it’s unacceptable. I will not be doing anything with Oklahoma State until things CHANGE. https://t.co/psxPn4Khoq
— Chuba Hubbard (@Hubbard_RMN) June 15, 2020
Hubbard’s comments earned support from some of his teammates, including linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga and offensive lineman Teven Jenkins.
I stand with him! https://t.co/WWOs2ALxml
— Amen Ogbongbemiga (@closedprayer) June 15, 2020
As an O-line we stand and support Chuba https://t.co/5zau9yTpCF
— Tev (@TevenJenkins) June 15, 2020
Two recent Oklahoma State graduates – Justice Hill of the Baltimore Ravens and A.J. Green of the Cleveland Browns – also backed Hubbard on Twitter.
OSU Athletics and University need major change. 100% support brotha https://t.co/2JquXm3aPe
— Justice Hill (@jhill21_) June 15, 2020
Can’t stay Silent Anymore! Call a Spade a Spade!! https://t.co/Ya8xTYIwEr
— AJ Green III (@AjGofor6) June 15, 2020
While it wasn’t immediately clear what specific “change” Hubbard is calling for in his tweet, he’s one of the latest college athletes to speak out on social media in collective calls for change.
At Texas, players said they would refuse to participate in recruitment and donor-related events until the school responded to a list of demands that included renaming buildings named after racist figures and donating to black organisations.
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