REPORT STUBLER NOT HAPPY WITH SECURITY AT IVOR WYNNE
The Toronto Argonauts came away with a win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the Labour Day Classic but head coach Rich Stubler wasn't happy with the lack of security for his players at Ivor Wynne Stadium.
According to reports in Toronto, Stubler would like to see the Tiger-Cats fined and one unruly fan charged after running back Dominique Dorsey was allegedly struck by what appeared to be a balloon filled with beer.
"Hamilton should be fined for that," Stubler told the National Post on Tuesday. "You've got to have better crowd control. I'm going to be real honest with you -- that's not good."
Stubler expressed his concerns to the league but officials concluded in a statement that proper measures "were taken by Hamilton's security following the incident."
According to the Toronto Sun, police escorted the fan out of the stadium and the Tiger-Cats have banned him.
"We take a lot of abuse there," Stubler told the newspaper. "I mean, there's a lot of name-calling, there's a lot of stuff. But you've got to draw a line somewhere in the sand, and when you draw a line, you can't throw stuff at players on the field."
The Tiger-Cats have promised to increase security at Ivor Wynne for future games.
"I would be surprised if we don't spend the most in the league on security," Ticats president Scott Mitchell said. "We actually not only have security that's paid for by the city as part of the facility, we augment that by hiring our own security staff at our own cost. It's been incredibly successful in deterring incidents in the stadium."
The two teams do not meet again in the regular season.