Reporter leaves Montreal Impact practice after limited access
A journalist left a Montreal Impact practice Thursday after being told he wouldn't have access to players or coaches because of a report predicting delays in the expansion of the MLS team's stadium.
Reporter Jeremy Filosa of 98.5 FM radio opted to leave the Major League Soccer club's practice after discussing it with his editor.
Impact president Joey Saputo, who attended the practice, said the wrong message was relayed to Filosa and that he should have been told he could tape comments made to the media by the players and coaches, but the Impact personnel would not answer any questions posed by him.
Saputo would not say how long restrictions would be in place, but said he would talk to management at the station and "straighten it out."
The team was upset at a report quoting an unidentified source that the expansion of Saputo Stadium would not be completed on time for its reopening scheduled for June 16. Saputo said construction is on a tight schedule but the work is expected to be finished on time.