Rider fan here. Happy with the W at the home opener.
But I can't figure out how Duke Williams wasn't penalized and/or fined by the league for humping the end zone.
I get (and enjoy watching) celebrations, and anyone who knows me will attest that I am the opposite of a prude, but really? There's a time and place, and a public workplace with kids in attendance is neither. A professional should realize this.
So what, now we're going to censor celebrations? Get over it, let the boys play. Either that or we'll end up with a league full of effete Stepford clones. Maybe make Trudeau the commissioner so he can tell us all what CFL values really are! Pass.
We already censor celebrations. Guys get penalized for throat slashes. One team (Bombers? TiCats?) Got fined for jumping in a sideline boat. If a guy spikes a ball and it hits an opposing player. Getting in the other teams face after a score.
Any or all of these will earn at least a 15 yd Unsportsmanlike penalty.
I was just surprised that an overtly sexual gesture didn't fall into that category.
(And btw, if it were my choice, I wouldnt let that unmentionable name you brought up run a lemonade stand)
Never have I seen such a disgusting turn off on a CFL game field. Williams either has rocks in head or experienced temporary insanity. If his team or the league ignores the indecency of that action they're no better too.
And I was kinda thinking the same thing, but not in a way specific to the Riders. If he had done that in another team's park, or another team's player did it here, I think there would have been massive boos and a flag. I think the same if (to use your example) Simoni Lawrence had done the same thing at THF, he would have been more likely to get away with it than if he had done it at BMO. I think it was a homer call (or lack of call) rather than a specific Riders thing.
That said, I think it was low class and inappropriate, and should have been addressed. Maybe it was addressed behind closed doors, but there should be some acknowledgement if that was the case.
Hey, fair is fair. If I'm going to call out players on other teams for things, I should be prepared to apply the same standard to my own guys, no?
Well folks, it's over. The league has issued it's disciplines for the week & Williams got away with it (the cad!). I guess in a week where Christina Aguilera made the news Duke's antics don't seem so bad. At least he kept his p****r in his pants.