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'It is only a game': Reader says some Rider fans took Blue Bombers rivalry too far at Grey Cup

Leader Post logo Leader Post 2022-11-24 Reader Letters
Fans in the stands prior to kick off to the 109th Grey Cup at Mosaic Stadium on Nov. 20, 2022 in Regina. © Provided by Leader Post Fans in the stands prior to kick off to the 109th Grey Cup at Mosaic Stadium on Nov. 20, 2022 in Regina.

I am an unwavering fan of the Roughriders, but this weekend I was embarrassed by many of these same fans.

We had friends come to Grey Cup from Winnipeg and enjoyed the party rooms with them and supported them by cheering for the Bombers. They supported businesses in Regina and were here for a good time.

Instead, they left with a sour taste in their mouth for Regina. I want to thank the family who taught their child to say “I’ll cheer for anyone but the Bombers. I hate them,“ or the people telling our friends there is no way they’d cheer for the Bombers or the gentleman who told my husband after the game as he left that he could now burn his Bomber hat.

We have been to many games across the country including in Winnipeg for the Banjo Bowl. I have experienced good rivalry but have never felt insulted. It is only a game.

Casmeara Morrow, Saskatoon

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