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Football: Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield apologizes for planting flag after Ohio State-Oklahoma game

Three days after leading Oklahoma to a 31-16 victory against Ohio State, Sooners redshirt senior quarterback Baker Mayfield apologized for planting a Sooners flag in the middle of the Block-O at the 50-yard line of Ohio Stadium.

Mayfield had grabbed a flag from the Oklahoma band and ran over to the center of the field and planted it in the ground as his team celebrated around him immediately following the victory.

The celebratory gesture was criticized by some Ohio State fans on social media, who called it “disrespectful” or “classless.”  

“I didn’t mean for it to be disrespectful to any Ohio State people at all, especially the team or the players, because they’re a great team and a great program,” Mayfield said. “I got caught up in an emotional win. Yeah, it should’ve been something I did in the locker room. So I apologize for doing it in the middle of the field.”

Mayfield finished the game 27-for-35 in pass attempts with 386 passing yards and three touchdown passes.

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