Sask. and Man. football fans gear up for Labour Day Classic
Winnipeg Blue Bomber fans and Saskatchewan Roughrider fans exchange jabs ahead of Sunday game
Rider Nation is rarely quiet, but it adds a few extra decibels to its cheers and jeers when rival Winnipeg Blue Bomber fans are in town for the annual Labour Day Classic grudge match.
The Riders won the match for the tenth straight year in a row on Sunday with a final score of 35-30.
Earlier in the day, Rider and Blue Bomber fans were throwing tailgate parties outside of Mosaic Stadium and making predictions about who would win.
Even before the game, Justin Matties said his favourite thing about the Labour Day Classic is beating the Blue Bombers.
"All I am wearing right now is pride and we're having a tailgate party. We're all supporting Dressler today and we've got about seven Dressler jerseys out here."
Lindsie Wright is also a Rider fan who was outside Mosaic Stadium Sunday afternoon.
"It's just the community. It's amazing. Everybody is all together and everybody loves one thing and we are all about one thing."
As for Valerie Mospanchuk, a Bomber fan, the rivalry is the best part of the Labour Day Classic.
"Hopefully the Bombers pull out a win today," said Mospanchuk.
Some pre-game sparks were also flying online as fans of either team debate over who will come out on top in Sunday's Labour Day Classic.
The game, which sold out, kicked off at 2 p.m. CST in Regina.