It’s such a wussy argument for Saskatchewan Roughriders fans to say, “Move along. Nothing happening here. This is a non-story. It’s only a story because of the media.”
Let’s think about this.
Everything the Roughriders do gets reported on — winning, losing, hiring coaches, making money, signing or cutting players. It’s all newsworthy.
When their leading receiver and highest-profile player, Duron Carter, hints on social media that he’s being dumped, ostensibly for fighting with a teammate, it’s a story.
Either the Riders get attention, or they get forgotten.
In this province, they are rarely forgotten. Fans buy tickets and merchandise. And they talk about their favourite football team.
Even their most optimistic fans have been talking about Duron Carter and his status with the football team. They want to know what happened and what’s going to happen. The fight itself may not be such a big deal, but the aftermath is huge.
That’s why the fans and the media are talking about it. And that’s why it’s a story.