President of CJFL Team Resigns
The president of the Winnipeg Rifles of the Canadian Junior Football League has resigned.
Todd Wilson posted an image Saturday night of a beer vendor working at Winnipeg's Bell MTS Place as the Jets were playing the Vegas Golden Knights in the opening game of the Stanley Cup Western Conference final.
The vendor appears to be black; Subban is black — the caption reads: "Two nights ago he was in game 7. Tonight PK Suban is selling me beer'' in reference to the Jets' downing of Nashville in the second round of the playoffs.
ICYMI: Saturday the President of a CJFL Football team, the Winnipeg Rifles, and deputy commissioner of the league, decided it was okay to post this racially motivated post online about PK Subban.— p - The7thPredator (@The7thPred) May 14, 2018
He has since resigned. pic.twitter.com/bWssERbll1
Wilson, who is also the league's deputy commissioner, apologized in a statement on the league's website, saying it was a poor attempt at humour and that he took it down right after the game.
The Rifles football club said in a statement issued Sunday on its website that Wilson's resignation was effective immediately.
— with files from The Canadian Press