In Eugene, we strive to be welcoming and inclusive of all who live in and visit our city. At Saturday’s football game against Brigham Young University, a group of individuals in the student section began a chant that was highly inappropriate and entirely unacceptable. These types of messages violate everything that the City of Eugene stands for and all that we are working to be – a city that is safe and welcoming for everyone (Resolution 5174, 2016).
The individuals who participated in this hateful chant do not reflect the feelings of our city, and my deepest apologies go to the BYU team and visitors. The City is committed to standing together with the people of Eugene in opposing hate and bias activities and acts of intolerance committed against our neighbors.