University of Oregon apologizes for ‘disgraceful chant’ at football game.

The university “sincerely apologizes for an offensive and embarrassing chant from the student section” at the game, it said in a statement. statement on Twitter.

“These types of actions go against everything the university stands for, and it goes against the spirit of competition,” the statement said. “We can and will do better as a campus community that has no place for hate, bias or bigotry.”

Videos of the incident by a BYU fan show Oregon fans chanting “”F**k the Mormons”” over and over.

The student who recorded the video — who did not want to be named — said he is a Mormon and that people are used to making anti-Mormon comments, but he asked: “When will it be time for Mormons to come into religious acceptance?”

The singing happened at least five times, he said.

“I wouldn’t say it moved me,” he told CNN. “In my head I was like, ‘This, this is not okay,’ and it seems like our society still thinks it’s okay to make fun of Mormons and … I’m going to say something.”

On Saturday, Utah Gov. Spencer Cox (R) retweeted a clip of the incident, writing “Religious bigotry alive and well in Oregon.”

The Oregon Pit Crew, a student-run Twitter account for the university’s student section, issued its apology.

“We do not condone or condone hate speech directed at one’s religion and we are ashamed of those who participated.” they wrote.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) condemned the chant as “unacceptable.”

“Oregon, we strive to be a welcoming and inclusive state for everyone, regardless of race, religion, gender or background. Our state and nation have an ugly history of discrimination and bigotry. The chant at the Oregon-BYU game yesterday was unacceptable. . We must do better. “, he tweeted.

Gov. Cox retweeted each one of apologies with a heart emoji and a fist bump emoji.

Before the game, the BYU team came out of the tunnel with an Oregon flag bearing the name and number of Oregon player Spencer Webb, who died in July from head injuries sustained in a climbing accident.

BYU was founded in 1875 by the second president of the Mormon Church, Brigham Young. The university is sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and almost all of its students are Mormons.

Saturday’s incident will be investigated, according to Kris Winter, Oregon’s interim vice president of the Division of Student Life.

“We call on our students and the campus community to accept or refuse to condone this type of behavior,” he said in a statement.

CNN’s David Williams contributed to this report.