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Oklahoma State All-American running back Chuba Hubbard, who is on a full free ride at the school because of his athletic ability, has effectively announced a boycott of the team and called for the head coach to be fired.
Over a t-shirt.
In an example of how effectively the mainstream media has vilified conservatism in America, and how out of control the cancel culture has become, Hubbard took issue with a photo of head football coach Mike Gundy wearing an OAN t-shirt — as in One America News Network.
“I will not stand for this,” the student-athlete tweeted. “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
It all started when CBS Sports writer Kyle Boone tweeted a photo of Gundy posing after a recent fishing trip. The head coach is wearing a white t-shirt sporting an OAN logo.
Why is OAN being ostracized by the left? Because the network dared to criticize the Black Lives Movement, which has become a runaway train in America today, despite its rich history of being associated with violence.
OANN is billed as “a fringe right-wing network,” and the fact that President Donald Trump has expressed support for the network certainly adds to the left’s disdain.
As seen in the clip below, BLM was called a “farce” — the official movement looks to be an extension of the Democratic Party campaign apparatus, considering donations are collected by Act Blue, which helps elect Democrats.
It seems a lot of you don't quite understand why a major college football coach promoting OAN is a problem.
OAN says Black Lives Matter is "a farce." pic.twitter.com/ZcQ0Y65uMj
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) June 15, 2020
The story went viral, as did the criticism of Gundy. Calls for a “change” in the culture around the football program poured in.
All of this being a clear indication that for the left, they will accept nothing less than full compliance with the established narrative and will go to any length to silence any varying opinion.
In a sign of just how insane things have become in post-Obama America, where our college campuses have become liberal indoctrination centers with zero tolerance for dissent, Oklahoma State President Burns Hargis issued a statement condemning “insensitive behavior.”
“I hear and respect the concerns expressed by our Black student-athletes,” the school president said in the statement. “This is a time for unity of purpose to confront racial inequities and injustice. We will not tolerate insensitive behavior by anyone at Oklahoma State.”
Not long after Hubbard’s tweet, Gundy would commit to “making some changes.”
The head coach appeared in a video with the star running back, who apologized for his tweet.
“I’ll start off by first saying I went about it the wrong way by Tweeting,” Hubbard said. “I’m not somebody that has to tweet something to make change. I should have went to him as a man. I’m more about action. So that was bad on my part. But from now on, we’re going to focus more on bringing change, and that’s the most important thing.”
“Change is coming I promise you that,” the player wrote, in sharing the video online.
“In light of today’s tweet with the T-shirt I was wearing, I met with some players and realized that it’s a very sensitive issue with what’s going on in today’s society,” Gundy said. “And so, we had a great meeting and was made aware of some things that players feel like can make our organization or our culture even better than it is here at Oklahoma State. And I’m looking forward to making some changes, and it starts at the top with me. And we got good days ahead.”
The rage mob eviscerated Gundy online, in part because he complimented OAN back in April, which Boone made sure to call attention to.
Sounding a lot like millions of other Americans who have grown tired of the shameless liberal bias in today’s media, the coach said of the network, “It was so refreshing. They just report the news.”
— Kyle Boone @ 🏡 (@Kyle__Boone) June 15, 2020
There were plenty of tweets calling for Gundy to be fired over the photo, as crazy as that may sound.
Mike Gundy is finished at OK State. Maybe not immediately, but young athletes are paying attention to social issues like never before and his outspoken far right views are the end of his recruiting power. If he isnt fired for this explicitly, his inability to recruit will end him
— Ryan McCrystal (@Ryan_McCrystal) June 15, 2020
Here’s a quick sampling of some of the responses to the story from Twitter:
There are calls to fire Oklahoma State Coach Mike Gundy for wearing an OAN t-shirt. Make no mistake, this isn’t about the shirt, it’s about the fact that he’s a conservative and that is a cancellable offense. pic.twitter.com/cBYuYQeYlQ
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) June 16, 2020
BREAKING: @Kaepernick7 wears a Fidel Castro shirt for an interview….nothing
Gundy wears an @OANN shirt and the world loses its mind and a running back I’ve never heard of threatens to quit!?
Weakest generation EVER!!
— Graham Allen (@GrahamAllen_1) June 15, 2020
The flag is just a piece of cloth, why be offended by the kneeling?
Gets offended and cries about a t-shirt.
— Lexi (@penngirl72) June 16, 2020
Drew Brees is on his tenth apology by now for not disavowing his country and Mike Gundy could possibly be fired for wearing an OAN shirt.
We live in an ugly world where dissenting opinions from the cultural elites will destroy your career. https://t.co/QL9uFUYzAK
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) June 15, 2020
Chuba Hubbard is a mob-inducing moron. He mobilized a social media swarm against his own coach because he wore an @OANN T-SHIRT, attacking him just for supporting a media outlet.
Gundy should have released him from the team—instead, like a coward, he bowed to the mob. Sick!
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) June 16, 2020
You won’t stand for a guy wearing a t-shirt you don’t like? Do you think you should be the one dressing him every morning? I mean the narcissism is off the charts. Good Lord.
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) June 15, 2020
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