Oklahoma Football Players, Lincoln Riley Respond To OU Students’ Blackface Video

first_imgOklahoma football's Kenneth Murray interviewed after win over Army.NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 22: Linebacker Kenneth Murray #9 of the Oklahoma Sooners speaks to the media after the game against the Army Black Knights at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 22, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Black Knights 28-21 in overtime. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Over the weekend, a disgusting video featuring two Oklahoma students surfaced, featuring one now-former OU student wearing blackface and using racial slurs.Unfortunately, this is not the first time something like this has happened at OU in recent years.Four years ago, after a racist video surfaced from the school’s SAE fraternity chapter, Oklahoma football players were on the front line in trying to combat racism on campus.The program has come out strong once again, in light of this most recent video.On Sunday, head coach Lincoln Riley was asked about the controversy. From the Tulsa World:“As far as my reaction to it, it’s sickening,” Riley said. “You hate it, you just do, on every level.”[…]“I think our guys have done a great job. I encourage them to not be afraid to speak their mind,” Riley said. “There are real issues out there. These are going to be part of the guys that are gonna be handling these issues as they grow up in that generation.”Oklahoma football players have also reacted to the video, via social media.Via Twitter:Unacceptable…Consequences need to be given. https://t.co/lORNGEVdIP— Kenneth Murray (@Kmurrayy_9) January 19, 2019We need more than an apology. Somethings gotta change and decisions need to be made ASAP. This is a ultimate HELL NAH. https://t.co/vQVFn6Ltaa— Neville Gallimore (@Path2Greatwork) January 19, 2019This is not ok!!! There needs to be Consequences https://t.co/uf2ggEnGUa— Marquise Overton (@Que_Overton) January 19, 2019Their actions need consequences. https://t.co/h41CJd9JQ3— Nick Basquine (@NB5ive) January 19, 2019The two students, who have not been identified by the schools, have withdrawn in the aftermath of the video. Both were sophomore members of the Tri Delta sorority.last_img

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