A Saskatchewan Roughriders banner flutters in the breeze from the balcony of the provincial legislature in Regina. ((CBC))

Team boosterism is alive and well with politicians, with the flying of a Saskatchewan Roughriders banner in a position of honour at the provincial legislature in Regina.

The green and white Rider Pride flag was put on display Wednesday on the balcony at the legislature, using a spot normally reserved for the monarchy or visiting heads of state.

The spot, however, can be used — with permission — for other reasons.

According to the provincial protocol office website, the flag positions on the balcony may be used "for other flags to draw attention to worthy causes, events, campaigns and non-governmental organizations."

The Saskatchewan Roughriders football team is playing in the CFL western final on Sunday, in Calgary. If the team wins, they advance to the Grey Cup, set for Edmonton.


Protocol allows for different flags to be flown at the legislature, to celebrate notable events. ((CBC))