Laval University Rouge et Or announcer Christian Côté was criticized for making anti-Québec Solidaire and pro-third link comments at the opening of a football game this afternoon at the Telus Stadium.
A situation that was denounced on Twitter by the general manager of Vivre en ville Christian Savard.
“Christian Côté, the Rouge et Or football house announcer, made an anti-Québec Solidaire and pro 3rd link comment at the start of the game. Unacceptable for an institution like Laval University. It has exceeded the limits and served its time. The institution must see to it, ”he wrote in a tweet.
Whoever mentions having his season tickets to attend Rouge et Or football matches for 20 years said he was shocked by the host's partisan remarks while recalling that the advertiser had taken a pro-tram position during the last municipal election campaign.
“It's not his role to play politics as an advertiser “, he adds in his publication.
Further, he compared the situation with the announcer of the Canadiens games in Montreal.
“As if Michel Lacroix was making political overtones to the Canadiens game,” he replied to an Internet user.
Le Rouge et Or dissociates itself
Called to react, the Rouge et Or organization dissociated itself from the comments made by their in-house announcer less than 24 hours before the provincial election.
“Obviously the Rouge et Or does not endorse any partisan comments,” said Julie Dionne, Director of Sports Activities in a written statement sent to media.
“These interventions, which are always humorous in flavor, do not consist of a personal opinion of the announcer, the organization and the university”, she added before confirming that Christian Côté has been met and that the whole thing will not happen again.
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