Several members of the Toronto Triumph LFL team have quit over a dispute with management, the Toronto Sun reported.
Included in those who quit the squad was Krista Ford, niece of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. Ford is, without a doubt, the highest profile member of the Triumph.
In mid-September, the Triumph suffered a disappointing thrashing at the hands of the Tampa Bay Breeze 48-14. This weekend, Toronto management released 4 Triumph players and the squad’s defensive coordinator. In retaliation, Ford, the captain of the squad, and several of her teammates resigned from the fledgling LFL franchise.
“I am really sad to let you all know that I have left the Toronto Triumph, along with many of my teammates,” Ford posted on her Facebook page late Wednesday. “I had to stand up for what I felt was right. Unfortunately, it cost me the greatest sport in the world.”
Head Coach Don Marchione did not know exactly why the Triumph players had quit, but suspected that it was in support of their teammates being released. “I was never given any clear-cut reasons…They were probably (quitting) in support of their friends. It was a social thing.”
Certainly, with LFL players not being paid to play, quitting becomes a lot easier to do. Let’s hope that changes in the near future as more sports fans discover the quality of this sport.
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