A photo surfaced on Twitter earlier today, showing Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy wearing an OAN T-shirt.
OAN, otherwise known as One America News Network, is a far right-leaning, pro-Donald Trump news network. It was founded in 2013 and is based out of California.
Kyle Boone, a sports writer for CBS Sports, tweeted out the photo of Gundy, which appeared to originate on Facebook.
Mike Gundy went fishing on Lake Texoma donning an OAN t-shirt pic.twitter.com/gq9c2I6HGl
— Kyle Boone @ 🏡 (@Kyle__Boone) June 15, 2020
Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard, arguably the top player in the country at his position, reacted to the T-shirt on Twitter.
“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,” he wrote.
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’s unclear at the moment what Hubbard means by “change,” but it’s quite a powerful statement for him to speak out.
Hubbard, a rising junior, is coming off a 2,094-yard, 21-touchdown season in 2019. He was the Big 12’s Offensive Player of the Year. Hubbard enters 2020 as a Heisman Trophy frontrunner and preseason All-American.
Gundy, 52, has been Oklahoma State’s head coach since 2005. He’s compiled a 129–64 season and has led the Cowboys to six double-digit win seasons.
Obviously, if Hubbard chooses to sit out, it would be a massive loss for the Oklahoma State program.
The Cowboys are set to open the 2020 season on Sept. 3 against Oregon State.