Did anyone else notice what Acklin did after he scored his TD? While he was running over to celebrate with Ticat fans in the end zone, he passed a group pf Argo fans with flags, and ripped one of the flags away from them and threw it on the turf.
I have not seen any of the news reports on TV, nor read any of the articles, but my wife advised me that the incident with Edwards involved 1 or more fans jumping over a barrier to get into the path of the Argos players returning to their dressing room.
So right off the bat, the fan has to be held accountable for that action. But that alone does not warrant a player attempting to punch a fan. I don't know if this same incident involves the beer spitting. If that is the case I might even conclude that Edwards showed restraint for only throwing a single punch (and missing).
And this is coming from a fan who believes Edwards is scum. Has anyone commented on the fact that Edwards went out of his way to fake taking a run at one one of our receivers (Speedy B ??) on 2 separate occasions when we were in victory formation?? I suppose it is possible that he & the receiver in question are old friends and he was doing this in jest, but that is not how I interpreted that action. It appeared to me that he was attempting to provoke something.
Regardless, I am sure the authorities will take the appropriate actions, and it will add an ugly incident to the Ti-Cats v. Argos lore.
It reminded me of a play-off game we had against the Alouettes at old Ivor Wynne . Elfrid Payton who played for the Als came out of the visitors dressing room and jumped up and stole a fans Ti-Cat flag .
The story goes that he took it inside the dressing room and got the entire Montreal team to sign it before he gave it back to the fan .
I used to sit at the bottom of section 23 right above where the Ti-Cat tunnel was . I had a birds eye view of that incident . I remember seeing Payton come out of the locker room and jumping up to steal the flag . I said to my buddies at the game while we watched it words to the effect of " What the eff is that POS Payton think he's doing ? " Honestly couldn't believe it when it happened .
It's also nice that you can confirm that the team autograph session is an urban myth . It was nice of him though to say a few kind words about all your mothers .
The latest footage shows Ticat fans throwing beer & other refuse at Argos players & staff walking to their dressing room and stopping to sign autographs for their fans.
I don't know why these so-called fans would do this; the game was over, the Argos had lost, who cares if their fans want autographs?
Blame BMO field for the setup that allowed Ticat fans to access the walkway above their path to the dressing room, but the behavior of these fans was inexcusable. And yes, it showed a guy in Ticat gear jumping the barrier.
The people should not only be banned from BMO field, they should be banned from our stadium too, imo.