Is there something to this, or sour grapes.
Bruce sounds off
Globe and Mail
Montreal — Toronto Argonauts all-star receiver Arland Bruce failed yesterday to cite any hard evidence, but nevertheless accused the Canadian Football League officials of being racist and accepting bribes in order to influence the outcome of yesterday's East Division final, in which the Montreal Alouettes defeated the Argonauts 33-24.
"I don't think the referees like Pinball," Bruce said after the game, referring to Argos head coach Michael Clemons, who is black. "I think they are racists. How come there are no black referees in the CFL? They're racists."
Bruce went on to suggest that officials had been unfair to Toronto throughout the season and accused the Alouettes of paying off referees for yesterday's game, but did so without giving any specifics.
"How much did [Montreal's] coach pay the refs, that's what I want to know?" Bruce said. "Good luck to them in the Grey Cup. I hope they pay them off there, too. Make another $5,000.
"It's frustrating when you know that you didn't get dominated. They get 14 men — the crowd and the refs. . . . It's like going to the mall to buy something for $10 that should really be $3."