A few more postgame chats like this, and I might start following the 12 man game on a regular basis. The CFL has fined Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Mike Kelly $2000 after a profane discussion was heard on the team’s flagship station after a 48-13 rout at the hands of Montreal yesterday. From the Winnipeg Sun’s Jim Bender :
Kelly abruptly ended the interview after callously cursing on air, taking umbrage with the go-betweens the club and the ticket-buying public.
Although Kelly apparently claimed he would not apologize for the classless act, word is that club president/CEO Lyle Bauer gave him no choice.
Here is the statement:
œTo all Bomber fans and anyone who may have taken offence to my reaction and comments to interviewers during the post-game show following our game against the Alouettes, I extend my sincere apologies.
œI could not concur nor accept the assertions made by the interviewers that our players were ˜unfocused™ and looking towards our next contest. As the coach of these men, I know the professionalism and dedication which they commit in their preparation for each and every game. This group leaves it all on the field week in and week out, regardless of the outcome.