OU coaches attend rally protesting racist video

Oklahoma coaches Bob Stoops and Lon Kruger joined their players at a demonstration on Monday protesting a racist video that surfaced on Sunday. 

The video showed reported members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity chanting "there will never be a n—– SAE" and references to a lynching. Sunday night, a student group named "Unheard" tweeted out the video along with the message "Racism is alive at The University of Oklahoma" and tagged university president David Boren.

Boren responded to the tweet in around an hour and Monday morning, announced that Oklahoma had severed ties with the fraternity and ordered members to move out by midnight on Tuesday evening. 

Students gathered on the university’s Norman campus Sunday night and Monday morning to demonstrate their disapproval.

"It’s hard to believe that that actually happened. It’s sad the ignorance that can still be there with some people," Stoops told the Tulsa World. "It’s just appalling. I was here to be with my guys. We all work with beautiful young men."

The SAE national headquarters closed its Oklahoma chapter on Sunday and suspended all of its members. 

Students gathered for a prayer vigil on Sunday night and again for prayer and a demonstration on Monday morning at 7:30. 

"It’s something that should concern everyone. It’s not about athletics," Kruger told the paper.

Monday, Stoops took to Twitter to again speak out against the hateful speech.


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