A big, viral mistake for Eskimos

Kavis Reed is usually under control, emotionally, as indicated in this photo from the home opener...

Kavis Reed is usually under control, emotionally, as indicated in this photo from the home opener against the Roughriders, but a video posted by the team showed an angry Reed after Saturday's game against the Lions. (Perry Nelson/QMI Agency)

GERRY MODDEJONGE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:48 PM ET

EDMONTON - Is it just me, or is everyone talking about the Edmonton Eskimos for all the wrong reasons?

And they have no one to blame but themselves, in this case.

On the field, the team was embarrassed in a 17-3 loss to the B.C. Lions last Saturday. And while most clubs swing into damage-control mode after an outing like that, the Eskimos have become their own worst enemy, hurting their image further by posting a video of head coach Kavis Reed that quickly went viral.

Understandably upset following a game where his offence managed just 145 net yards on the way to putting their sole points on the scoreboard off of the game’s only field goal, Reed went on a post-game rant that would no doubt have made a TSN top-10 list.

Only it didn’t, because there were no television cameras there to capture the seething coach, who was unable to fully hide his emotional reaction to the question of penalty problems posed by Sun columnist Terry Jones.


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