Bad nudes in Calgary

Security chases a streaker on the field during the Eskimos and Stampeders game at the Labour Day...

Security chases a streaker on the field during the Eskimos and Stampeders game at the Labour Day Classic on Monday. (Sun Media/Jason Franson)

ERIC FRANCIS -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 12:59 PM ET

Despite a home-team triumph Stamps and McMahon Stadium officials were furious yesterday following a Labour Day Classic that deteriorated into a streakfest.

As the Stamps put the final touches on a 35-24 win over Edmonton seven streakers took turns storming the field in various states of undress. One wore pants, one wore a single sock, most wore nothing.

"If you did that in a schoolyard or anywhere else, you'd be in jail for a long time, but they don't treat it like indecent exposure because they see it as a lark -- there's nothing funny about it," spat assistant stadium manager Don Phelps as a handful of drunken streakers laughed behind him while being processed by police.

"From what I gather from the officers, it's a three or four hundred dollar fine. Why we have no teeth on this is an insult to the fans and everyone. I find it disgraceful. The only way to stop it is to make the repercussions more painful. It's so frustrating that it's not handled more seriously."

Each offender is charged with a criminal offence of public disturbance and transported without their clothes to jail where they generally spend the night.

"This was a great event until people started jumping onto the field and making a mockery of a CFL game," said Stamps V-P Scott Ackles who stood by the northwest corner of the stands where most offenders launched their daring dashes.

"It's not easy to patrol 35,000 fans, some of whom are fuelled on alcohol. There are just a few bad apples who ruin it for the rest of the crowd. Even though you see a lot of people cheer, I don't think they want their entertainment to be interrupted by this activity."

The teams meet again Friday in Edmonton where streaking is not traditionally part of the rematch.


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