There’s turmoil in Toronto concerning the city’s Lingerie Football League team. 22 of 26 members of the Triumph reportedly have quit in a protest over some players and a coach being released.
The players were upset when four players and assistant coach Sebastian Clovis were released following the team’s season-opening loss to the Tampa Breeze 48-14. That’s the only game they’ve played all season. Team captain Krista Ford explained her decision to walk out on the team.
“I am really sad to let you all know that I have left the Toronto Triumph, along with many of my teammates,” Ford wrote on her Facebook page. “It was one of the hardest decisions I’ve had to make thus far, however, I had to stand up for what I felt was right. Unfortunately, it cost me the greatest sport in the world.
“I wouldn’t be anywhere without my girls. The dedication and sacrifices these ladies have made day in and day out inspires me to become a better person, athlete, and friend. I’ve been playing variations of this sport for 5 years, dreaming of playing it for 10 years, and watching it for 20. I’ve learned so much in my short time with the LFL, and I do not regret it for one second! Despite being a football junkie, when anyone of my teammates is in risk of serious injury due to the lack of proper coaching, it is time to stand up. Unfortunately, our voice as a team was ignored. I pray for the safety and health of every athlete, including my former teammates despite going our separate ways.”
The league’s chairman has defended the team’s actions, saying they’re concerned about producing high-quality football and getting rid of the ladies who just want to be celebrities. We support his ideal, but my guess is most people attend lingerie league games to see attractive ladies wearing hardly any clothing. I’ve never been to a game, but Donovan McNabb has. Maybe we should ask him why people attend.
If it were about football and not marketing, why wouldn’t they wear actual uniforms instead of this: