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MLSE will ban 4 men after 'FHRITP' incident

Last Updated May 14, 2015 at 10:02 am EDT

Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) says it will enforce an indefinite ban on four men in the wake of an incident on Sunday outside of BMO Field with CityNews reporter Shauna Hunt.

The organization, which owns and operates the Toronto FC, Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Raptors, says the men are facing a ban of no less than one year.

MLSE says they have identified two of the men as Toronto FC season ticket-holders.

The bans follow a statement MLSE released on Tuesday:

“We’re appalled that this trend of disrespectful behaviour would make its way to our city, let alone anywhere near our stadium. ‎We are working to identify the individuals, and when we do they will be banned from all of our facilities. Moving forward, we will also work with our local television outlets to provide extra security support to female reporters doing live hits at any of our games. Our organization is committed to an environment where everyone can feel safe and included and discrimination or intolerance of any kind will be met with a swift and serious response. We’re thankful to our vast majority of fans for standing up against such sexist behaviour and working with us to help prevent it in the future.”

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