Hold the presses: CFL retracts divisional all-star teams due to error in tabulating votes

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The CFL has retracted the divisional all-star teams it announced earlier today due to what they have identified as an “unacceptable error” in tabulating the votes.

The teams were unveiled at noon ET on Wednesday and drew criticism from fans and members of the media. The new all-star list can be found here.

The statement from the league can be read in full below.

Earlier today, the CFL issued a news release announcing this year’s East and West Division All-Stars, which were voted on by coaches, the media and fans. A subsequent examination has revealed that an error was made in the tabulation and weighting of votes, which resulted in errors in the release.

​The CFL offers its sincere apologies to everyone involved, especially the players who were incorrectly announced as All-Stars or were incorrectly left off the list. ​ We have also issued an apology to the Canadian Football League Players’ Association. The responsibility for this mistake rests solely with the CFL, and not those who cast ballots or the CFLPA.

​We also want to apologize to our fans for this unacceptable error. A correct list will be issued shortly.