Eskimos players play down social media taunts from Stampeders

Edmonton Eskimos players chalk Stampeders's social media taunts to Calgary's propensity for...

Edmonton Eskimos players chalk Stampeders's social media taunts to Calgary's propensity for chirping. (Ian Kucerak/QMI Agency)

GERRY MODDEJONGE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:11 PM ET

They might be the head of the class in the CFL standings right now, but that doesn’t mean the Calgary Stampeders and Edmonton Eskimos aren’t dishing a little trash ahead of Monday’s Labour Day Classic.

The proverbial dung was being virtually flung around social media this week between players on both sides of the provincial rivalry.

But as for who threw the first punch-line, well, that depends on who you ask.

“It ain’t no chirpin’, that’s what them guys do. They always talk,” said Eskimos defensive end Odell Willis. “They talk to get themselves going, we don’t care about what they say. I mean, if that’s what they want to do to get themselves going, then let them do it.

“We’re just going to come out here, practise with each other and work hard. That’s how we get up for the game.”

When it comes to trash talk, the former self-proclaimed Mayor of Swaggerville says the Stampeders are in a league of their own.


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