St. Leonard Cougars Football Brawl At Ivor Wynne Stadium, Video
Football Brawl Video: St. Leonards Cougars Football Players Fight With Fans At Ivor Wynne Stadium - Video
Hamilton is tough town. Steel city. Working class. But when a brawl broke out involving St. Leonard Cougars Junior High School Football players during the Ontario High School Football championship it looked more like an Boston Bruins games form the 1970s.
Numerous St. Leonard Cougars Football players stormed the stands after fans (there were only 200 or so in Ivor Wynne Stadium) hurled insults and bottles at players.
St. Leonard head coach Jeff Rached said the brawl wouldn’t have happened if there had been more crowd control.
“Especially when I asked the head referee to get security in the second quarter,” he said. “Look, I’ve been coaching football for a long time. You can’t have people pulling that (bleep) back there and have nothing happen ... Drinking, insults, throwing bottles and water ....
“These aren’t professional players that realize, ‘Oh, if I do something, they can sue me for millions.’ ”