I have been a die hard CFL fan for 55 yrs. CFL has been my biggest or most important source of entertainment. However, I have become disillusioned.
When the League made the following statement re Chris Jones:
“We in the CFL hold high the Diversity Is Strength banner. Our league makes no claim on perfection but it does strive to be inclusive, to accept and indeed celebrate our differences, and to respect and honour human rights. There is no place in our league for commentary that disparages people on the basis of their religion, race, gender or sexual orientation. As Pride Month continues, we stand with the LGBTQ+ community. We all need to say no to hate and yes to love.”
I figured it was one or more of 3 possibilities.
1 - The person who issued the statement allowed their own bias or prejudice to influence the statement.
2 - The league chose to throw the player under the bus for the good of the league, showing that they lack integrity.
3 - The league brass actually believes the BS of the statement.
If I come to believe the last one, then I think I be done with the league. As it is, even though I have waited a while to make sure of my feelings, I find that I just dont care if the league ever starts up again.
While I loved the CFL game, I have not had much respect for the League office during the last 30 yrs or so anyhow.
I might be disappointing a few people, but thats the way it is July 19, 2020
P.S. I am not inviting further discussion on the topic of CJ. Many of us stated our opinions and thought on the subject over a few threads. Here I am just sharing my feelings about the league regarding it