Cats fan only gets involved after he pushes that lady and calls her names. Argos coach hits first. pic.twitter.com/IbUCnzQJmR
— emily (@emilyvi0let) December 6, 2021
A Toronto Argonauts executive has been suspended by the CFL after getting involved in a fight with a fan following last weekend’s East Final between the Argos and Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
John Murphy, Toronto Argonaut Vice-President of Player Personnel, has been suspended by the league for appearing to slap a fan and use a homophobic slur during a physical and verbal confrontation.
Previously, video on social media showed Toronto players jumping into the stands to fight with the fans, and now the exec is also in hot water.
“The Canadian Football League has suspended indefinitely John Murphy, Toronto Argonaut Vice-President Player Personnel, following an investigation into his physical and verbal altercation with fans following last Sunday’s Eastern Final,” the league announced in a statement on Wednesday, via TMZ Sports.
An investigation into the situation is still under review.
According to players, Tiger-Cats fans were hurling objects and spitting beer in the face of Argos players after the game which set off the confrontation.
As for the game itself, the Tiger-Cats came out on top, 27-19, and will now face the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the Grey Cup on Sunday, December 12, which is a rematch of the 2019 championship game.