SFU football players file injunction, make civil claim over football program termination


A group of five football players from Simon Fraser University have filed an injunction in the Supreme Court of British Columbia for the reinstatement of SFU’s varsity football program. The players have reportedly also made a separate civil claim alleging that the university broke its contracts with them by terminating the program. Around 20 players recently gathered at the Vancouver Law Courts to support the five named in the lawsuit. While the injunction will go to court in early May, SFU Football Alumni Association President Mark Bailey and lawyer Peter Gall hope that the university will reverse its decision before then. “It’s more about us moving forward and having ongoing conversation[s] to get to where we need to be,” said Bailey. “If we didn’t file this, I don’t know if we can get there.”

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