The Oklahoma State – Oklahoma football rivalry is always heated, but this season it reached new heights.
According to a report, the Oklahoma State equipment manager was attempting to retrieve a football from the stands following a field goal attempt when he was allegedly assaulted by the fans.
The Spun notes the manager reportedly suffered a broken rib in the incident.
The Oklahoma University Police Department is investigating the situation and the Oklahoma athletic department has since released a statement saying it plans to ban any of the fans involved.
“The OU Athletic Department is aware of the interaction during Saturday night’s game between some fans and an Oklahoma State team staff member,” Oklahoma said in a statement. “The matter was immediately turned over to the OU Police Department and is under investigation with the athletics department’s full cooperation.
“No matter the outcome of the investigation, physical contact by any fan with an employee of any team is unacceptable. The department condemns the behavior of the involved fans, and once the individuals are identified, they will be banned from attending any future OU Athletics events.”
🏈 BEDLAM ASSAULT: An OSU equipment manager was allegedly assaulted by a group of OU fans during the second quarter of the Bedlam game while trying to retrieve the ball following a field goal. He has a broken rib. @OU_Athletics sent @kfor the statement below. ⬇️⤵️ pic.twitter.com/IBhzW6EBeL
— Jessica Bruno (@JbrunoKFOR) November 23, 2020
As for the action on the field, the No. 14 Sooners steamrolled the No. 21 Cowboys to the tune of 41-13.