WINNIPEG — A young boy who went to his first CFL game in Winnipeg was harassed by other fans for wearing green and even had beer poured over his head.
The Bombers beat the Saskatchewan Roughriders 17-10 in Saturday’s Banjo Bowl.
Janell-Marie Emond and her nine-year-old son, Taylor, were given tickets to the game, the first time seeing a professional football match.
Emond says people were swearing at her son because he was wearing a green sweater over his Bomber T-shirt, saying he was a Rider fan and he should go back to where he came from.
Taylor says being at the game was fun at the beginning, but not later on, especially being yelled at and having beer poured on his head.
On Monday the team dropped off a gift basket for Taylor and has invited the family to another game.
"We consistently strive to provide all of our great fans the best game day experience possible, and incidents like these are extremely disappointing, and do not represent the majority of our fan base," the team said in a statement.
Emond said she's disappointed that fans chose target her son.
"You want to make fun of adults, you want to poke fun because of a rivalry, that’s fine, but when you're bugging kids, I have a huge issue," she said.