Mike Gundy was once a fan of the news network OAN, but then he got blasted for wearing a t-shirt promoting it.
The Oklahoma State coach called himself a “dumbass” for wearing a T-shirt promoting a far-right wing cable news network.
“I didn’t know some of the stances they had taken. I didn’t know that,” Gundy said. “But then you look at it and say, ‘OK, I was a dumbass.’ I put the shirt on not knowing enough about the shirt. I understood exactly why the players got frustrated when they found that out, or whatever however they found out what it was. I didn’t know. I didn’t know until the next day. Well I knew that night but I didn’t confirm it until I did a little research and I was like, ‘What a dumbass.’ ”
Gundy’s apology came a day after star running back Chuba Hubbard took to social media to call out Gundy for wearing the shirt.
OAN reporter and chief White House Correspondent Chanel Rion decided she was going to troll Gundy, and did so by rocking an Oklahoma State University t-shirt while covering President Donald Trump’s rally in Tulsa.
“I’m wearing this T-shirt to show we’d love to have that conversation and civil discourse,” Rion said. “The invitation is still open.”
“As you know there’s a bit of controversy surrounding you’re OSU coach Gundy wearing an OAN T-shirt on his private time and we reached out to Gundy and Hubbard and asked if they would sit down with us to discuss why exactly Hubbard and the rest of the team believes that OAN is disgusting.”
The last thing Gundy will be doing right now is sitting down with anybody at the network after he has been blasted for days over his behavior recently and in the past.