I won’t be re­new­ing my Ti­cat tick­ets

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION - RE: Ti­cat coach­ing con­tro­versy

I have been a Ti­cat sea­son ticket holder for al­most three decades. I have en­dured, along with thou­sands of other Ti­cat fans, the sea­sons when the team record was three and 15. It is very pos­si­ble that this sea­son the Ti­cats could end up with zero wins. We also en­dured the fi­asco re­gard­ing the new sta­dium and trav­elled to Guelph for the home games. Scott Radley put it in per­spec­tive and said it best “No­body’s life is ru­ined. No­body’s dig­nity is vi­o­lated.”

The an­nounce­ment that the Ti­cats hired Art Briles shocked me. The ad­min­is­tra­tion at Bay­lor found that Briles was re­spon­si­ble for a cul­ture that cov­ered up sex­ual as­saults. Scott Mitchell, Kent Austin and June Jones were aware of this and af­ter sev­eral weeks of dis­cus­sion were pre­pared to bring Briles on board. They col­lec­tively thought that we would tol­er­ate this dis­turb­ing de­ci­sion. It was only when fans ex­pressed out­rage and the CFL in­ter­vened did the Ti­cats re­scind the of­fer to Briles. Not good enough.

I will not be re­new­ing my sea­sons tick­ets un­til af­ter Scott Mitchell, Kent Austin and June Jones have left the team. I ask Bob Young to do the right thing and ask for the col­lec­tive res­ig­na­tion of Messrs. Mitchell, Austin and Jones. For­get about the points on the score­board, Ti­cat fans de­serve a bet­ter team in the front of­fice. Alis­dair Miller, Mount Hope

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