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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 on Sunday afternoon at Telus Stadium.
A situation that was denounced on Twitter by the general manager of Vivre en ville, Christian Savard.
“Christian Côté, the house announcer of the Rouge et Or football made a comment anti-Quebec solidarity and pro 3rd link 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.
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The man who 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.
Further, he compared the situation with the announcer of the Canadiens games in Montreal.
“As if Michel Lacroix was making political innuendos at the game of the Canadiens,” he replied to a surfer.
The organization is dissociating itself
Called to react, the Rouge et Or organization dissociated itself from the remarks made by its in-house announcer less than 24 hours before the provincial elections.
“Obviously the Rouge et Or does not endorse any partisan comment “Said Julie Dionne, Director of Sports Activities in a written statement sent to the media.
“These interventions, which are always humorous, in no way consist of a personal opinion of the advertiser. , the organization and the University,” added Julie Dionne.
She then confirmed that Christian Côté has already been met by the organization and that the whole thing will not happen again.
– With the collaboration of Simon Baillargeon
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