Baker Mayfield apologizes for planting flag at Ohio State midfield
Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield is sorry for planting an Oklahoma flag at midfield of the Horseshoe after the Sooners’ upset win over Ohio State.
Mayfield and the Sooners were caught on video emphatically planting their flag on Ohio State’s logo after their 31-16 upset win, and on Monday, the quarterback offered an apology, saying he did not mean any disrespect by his actions.
“After the game, I did not mean for it to be disrespectful towards any Ohio State people at all, especially not the team or the players,” Mayfield said Monday. “They’re a great team and a great program. I didn’t mean it to be disrespectful at all. We do the flag thing at OU-Texas, so that’s just something I got caught up in an emotional win. Yeah, it should have been something I did in the locker room, so I apologize for doing it in the middle of the field.”
Many would agree that no apology is necessary here — Mayfield’s actions were certainly bold, but in the grand scheme of things, not really harmful and only served up a nice helping of drama. Still, it’s a nice show of character, especially if he did this unprompted.