Durant celebrates after downing Riders, credits ‘Football Gods’

While Montreal quarterback Darian Durant may have downplayed the revenge angle in the days leading up to the game against his old team, his celebration – and comments – following the Alouettes 17-16 win over the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Thursday night spoke volumes.

Durant leaped into the air, celebrated with teammates and gestured towards the Rider bench after Tyler Crapigna’s game-winning field-goal attempt from the 45 yards was wide to the right.

Durant then credited a higher, Chris Jones-hating power for the win in his post-game interview with TSN’s Matthew Scianitti.

“I felt like the way it ended wasn’t right. Football Gods they always come through at the end. Those were the Football Gods that pushed that ball right because they know that what happened wasn’t supposed to happen that way,” Durant said.

Boris Bede’s fourth-quarter field goal stood up as the game-winning points for Montreal.

It was Durant’s first game for Montreal since he was acquired in January after 11 seasons in Saskatchewan.


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