CFL

Argos cut executive John Murphy loose for fan altercation following East final

The Toronto Argonauts have fired vice-president of player personnel John Murphy following an altercation with fans after the East Division final.

CFL suspended Murphy indefinitely on Dec. 8

Following a 27-19 loss to the Tiger-Cats at BMO Field, Argonauts executive John Murphy along with some Toronto players were involved in an altercation with Hamilton fans. (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

The Toronto Argonauts have fired vice-president of player personnel John Murphy following an altercation with fans after the East Division final.

The Argonauts announced Murphy's dismissal in a terse release issued Tuesday evening.

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeated Toronto 27-19 at BMO Field on Dec. 5 to advance to the Grey Cup.

After the game, Murphy and some Argos players got involved in an altercation with fans as they left the field.

The CFL suspended Murphy indefinitely on Dec. 8.

Video of the incident has been widely circulated on social media.

WATCH | Ticats fans clash with Argos players after East final:

Hamilton Tiger-Cats fans clash with Toronto Argonauts players

7 months ago
Duration 2:06
Investigations are underway after some Hamilton Tiger-Cats fans clashed with several Toronto Argonauts players following Sunday’s CFL eastern division final, which the Tiger-Cats won.

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