Alberta Premier Jason Kenney’s choice of outfit became a hot topic during the 107th Grey Cup.
Hosted by Calgary, the game saw the premier introduced prior to the coin flip, who could be seen wearing a black “I Love (Canadian) Oil and Gas” hoodie.
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The crowd at McMahon Stadium can be heard seemingly “booing” the premier during his official introduction, and many online are stating that the message he was displaying across his chest was the cause.
An epic #GreyCup at McMahon Stadium tonight.
Great to see @Wpg_BlueBombers win it after a 29 year drought!
— Jason Kenney (@jkenney) November 25, 2019
A few called out the premier for politicizing the Grey Cup, as they saw it, while others were supportive of the pro-pipeline display.
Much of the criticism was fueled by the recent cuts that were included in Alberta’s 2019 Budget, which will see a 7.7% reduction to the public sector by 2022, a 2% wage reduction for public sector workers, a complete freeze on education spending, and a cancellation of Calgary’s plans to host the X Games in 2020.
— Brian Bateson (@Alberta_Patriot) November 25, 2019
If only Jason Kenney wore a hoodie saying that he loved Alberta students, or loved Alberta seniors, or the loved the poor and disadvantaged in Alberta. This is regression on display for the whole world. #abpoli #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/ssitMUeOsi
— Neil Before Zod™ (@WaytowichNeil) November 25, 2019
Really quite amazing that some on Twitter find the Premier’s hoodie at Grey Cup offensive or inappropriate. Yes, the Government of Alberta supports Canadian oil & gas – and if you reap the benefits of modern society, you should too! @ericnuttall @CanadaAction #ableg #cdnpoli https://t.co/c6i0KWAynb
— Matt Wolf (@MattWolfAB) November 25, 2019
— Svea Ostlund (@SveaOstlund) November 25, 2019
Jason Kenney just got booed at the Grey cup game in #calgary.
— Dr. Paul Theriault BSc, ND, VNMI (@DrPaulND) November 24, 2019
Jason Kenney. I ❤ 🇨🇦 Oil & Gas. That great! What about the rest of us? pic.twitter.com/expgxnOHCM
— KeepingSanity 🇨🇦 (@sken9430) November 25, 2019
— Brian F. Singh (@BFSingh) November 25, 2019
Kenney was also seen wearing (and not wearing) the hoodie earlier in the day when meeting with Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister.
— Jason Kenney (@jkenney) November 24, 2019
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers won the 2019 Grey Cup by a score of 33-12 over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Sunday.