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Current, former Oklahoma State players sound off in support of Chuba Hubbard

Players are making their thoughts heard in the midst of national unrest.

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What seemed like a simple photo of Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy on a fishing trip has turned into a full-blown crisis for the Cowboys football program.

The shirt in question, one representing the news outlet One America News (OAN), caught the attention of star running back and Heisman contender Chuba Hubbard on Monday.

The outlet has been quite controversial. John Oliver talks about that here. In April, Gundy lauded OAN during a conference call with media.

“I tell you what’s funny is, I was flipping through stations. I found one — I don’t even know if anybody knows about this — it’s called OAN,” Gundy said. “It’s One America News. And it was so refreshing. They just report the news. There’s no commentary. There’s no opinions on this. There’s no left. There’s no right. They just reported the news. And I’ve been watching them the last week, because they’re given us the news and given us more information — in my opinion — some of the positives are coming out. So, that was refreshing.”

So while Gundy’s love of OAN isn’t something new, it does seem to be an issue to players. it’s more likely Hubbard’s reaction to the OAN shirt photo is more of a “last straw” than a single issue as former OSU running back Justice Hill basically echoed that point in response to a “it’s just a shirt” tweet.

Hubbard’s tweet has empowered other current and former players to speak out on Twitter.

Coming to the defense of Hubbard...

Wide receiver Brayden Johnson also tweeted out his support:

Hubbard’s O-lineman have his back on and off the field.

Tylan Wallace this is about more than the sport they play:

At this point, there isn’t a lot of specific information around what kind of direct changes players would like to be made within the OSU football program. Stay with CRFF for updates as they’re made available.