CFL Blitz: Respect in short supply

Montreal Alouettes' linebacker Shea Emry. (REUTERS)

Montreal Alouettes' linebacker Shea Emry. (REUTERS)

IAN BUSBY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:36 PM ET

Where has all the respect gone in the CFL?

It seems players are quick throw a few jabs at fellow players and even fans, now.

This weekend, there were too many examples of low blows, with Shea Emry taking the cake.

The Montreal Alouettes linebacker is getting a reputation as a hard-nosed player who occasionally crosses the line. Now, he's gone below the waistline.

Emry was kicked out of Saturday's game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders for punching lineman Brendon LaBatte in the groin.

While Emry's actions can be explained as heat of the trench battle, there isn't much to explain what Ricky Foley stirred up on his Twitter feed on Monday (see Tweet of the Week).

For a team that has lost every game on a three-game homestand, Argos players shouldn't be calling out whatever supporters they have, even if they are frustrated, at this point.

The fact Foley followed up calling out fans a few weeks after bashing TSN analyst Milt Stegall shows his own frustration, but some things should be kept to himself.

Twitter is an outlet that can get misused easily. Of course, there is no explaining B.C. Lions defensive tackle Khalif Mitchell and his offensive racial slur last week.

Mitchell has vowed to stay off Twitter until after the Grey Cup, which might be the smartest thing he's done all year.

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