Toronto Police and CFL investigating incident between Argos players, Tiger-Cats fan
Posted December 6, 2021 3:19 pm.
Last Updated December 6, 2021 7:56 pm.
Police are investigating an incident after the CFL’s East Division final at BMO Field in Toronto after a video was posted on social media that showed Toronto Argonauts players in an altercation with a Hamilton fan.
“At the end of the game, two men allegedly jumped a barricade and were attempting to fight with players,” Toronto Police Services said in a statement. “Officers and security quickly intervened, and both men are alleged to have been assaultive with staff and police. As a result, both were trespassed from BMO Field and Exhibition Place.”
The video, posted on Twitter by the “TicatsRoar” account and obtained by Sportsnet, shows Argos players Chris Edwards and Dejon Brissett in a physical altercation with a fan wearing a Ticats flag as a cape before security intervened.
Warning: The video below contains strong language and violent images that some viewers will find offensive.
— We Want The Cup (@ticatsroar) December 6, 2021
“The Toronto Argonauts, in conjunction with MLSE security, the CFL league office and local police, are investigating a post-game incident involving team personnel and visiting fans,” the Argonauts later said in a statement.
“The club will issue a statement once the investigation is complete and any outcomes are determined.”
Argos’ general manager, Michael “Pinball” Clemons, also commented on the incident.
“Any time that there is a negative experience between our players and our fans, it’s extremely disappointing,” Clemons said on Monday. “That is why we play. They are the people that support us, whether we’re home or away. If they aren’t there, we don’t have a game. We don’t have a league.”
The Argonauts lost to Hamilton 27-19 in the East Division final. The Tiger-Cats will host the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the 108th Grey Cup final on Dec. 12 at Tim Hortons Field.
The Ticats will make a second straight championship appearance after dropping a 33-12 decision to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 2019.
Files from Sportsnet Staff