The CFL is putting some fun back into its game.
On Thursday, the league announced it is relaxing its standard for touchdown celebration by removing a prohibition on the use of props
“The stakes in our league are very high and the intensity level is second to none,” said Commissioner Randy Ambrosie. “But at the end of the day, football is a game and it should be fun for players and fun for fans.”
Starting this week, the league says props can be used in a touchdown celebration as long as they are not hidden in a player’s uniform or the goal post assembly, are not demeaning or discriminatory in any way, and do not simulate the firing of a weapon or delays the game.
Under this revised standard, some touchdown celebrations seen in the league recently, including the use of a TSN camera and a-frame signage during last weekend’s games, would not be subject to an objectionable conduct penalty.
The change came after a meeting between league representatives, club representatives and on-field officials and supervisors.