I have written this letter G. Black... I am taking this issue quite seriously whether the rest of the CFL fans want to or not well it up too...
Attn: George Black
Director - Officiating
50 Wellington Street, East
Toronto, ON M5E 1C8
Dear George Black, (Director, Officiating)
Greetings from Toronto, Ontario. I am writing on behalf of several concerned fans in regards to the calls that were made over the last few games. Whether it was the Montreal Oct. 28th game, the Winnipeg Semi-Final, or the Montreal East Final, all games seem officiated for one side to won and one only, and that is not the side of the Argonauts. It seems to me that it was intentionally done that Toronto was not supposed to make it into the Grey Cup, and everything was controversially called against them to place the East final in Montreal. I can point out all sorts of wrong calls but the last incident that outraged me beyond belief, was when the refs said to Coach ‘Pinball’ Clemons to pick up the flag because he won’t win the call. Seriously, a ref should not be even saying something like to the coach unless he is on the other team. Where does that CFL stand in reviewing this unbalanced situation and statements made to Coach Clemons? Will the CFL change and begin to hire African American refs for a proper representation of players and coaches? Will refs be questioned for their calls and comments just as plays are challenged and players are fined for their comments? Should the referees not be completely unbiased and open to all comments made from all sides and present a fair officiating process that does not have a one sided balance of calls? There is one common thread in the CFL in the last month and that is unfair calls and treatment of the Toronto Argonauts. I appreciate your feedback and hope that the CFL is truly pure in its officiating and I believe an investigation needs to happen since these types of comments cannot be made to a Coach of a team.
Toronto Argonaut Season Ticket Holder