Saskatchewan premier Brad Wall took to Twitter on Saturday to troll the Toronto Argonauts.
An all-tofu food stand at Agribition would draw more people than look to be at this Argos game. Maybe the @CFL should pursue other options.
— Brad Wall (@BradWall306) October 21, 2017
For those not familiar with Saskie cultural references, the Canadian Western Agribition is the largest livestock show in Canada and the “best beef show on the continent.” So tofu probably wouldn’t be popular there, get it? Wall probably made this joke while wearing a bunnyhug.
Of course, Wall – who hasn’t always enjoyed his CFL experiences – is also ignoring the Riders own struggles with attendance and support. From the team’s website:
“The team had some lean years during the late ’70s and early ’80s, with poor on-field performances leading to poor attendance. By 1987, the organization decided it was necessary to conduct a telethon to keep the team afloat.”
Brad Wall is a CFL fan and that’s great but unless he’s aware of another Canadian city with a 20,000 stadium with the necessary club seats, luxury boxes and infrastructure – not to mention a fan base – I’m not sure what he’s suggesting. Given that Toronto in the country’s biggest market and economic hub, it’s hard to see how abandoning the market helps the league.
Of course, this being Twitter, one easy cheap shot deserves another, this one from Eric Weir, the NDP Member of Parliament for Regina–Lewvan.
— Erin Weir (@Erin_Weir) October 21, 2017