THE STARTING 11: Occasions For Fireworks At BMO Field

"Oh look, someone down at BMO Field got a yellow card..."

“Oh look, someone down at BMO Field got a yellow card…”

Is there a stadium in all of football that enjoys more useless pyrotechnic displays than BMO Field? Daytime? Sure! Anthems finished? Go to town! In the grand scheme of TFC/BMO Field ills this ranks pretty low but it was during the post-match of TFC’s Voyageurs Cup elimination last week where the ridiculousness of it all came to a head. While TFC did win the match 3-2, they had just been knocked out of yet another tournament and as supporters prepared to shuffle home miserably, they were met with a celebratory volley of crimson fireworks. It seems as if the tricky away-goals rule didn’t make it to the game operations crew on this occasion but not to worry, the list of approved pyro-friendly occasions has now been plainly laid-out for future fireworkers…

11. Shots-Near-Goal

10. Another manager gets fired

9. TFC successfully strings a trio of passes together

8. Orlando City loses ground in the “Race For Sixth”

7. Someone re-tweets a picture of Adrian Cann’s abs

6. Flights into Toronto Island Airport stray dangerously off-course

5. The midge population gets too aggressive

4. A lucky fan finds Leiweke Wonka’s Golden Ticket in their poutine

3. An MLSE shareholder gets their wings

2. Bitchy kills a seagull

1. Touchdowns

Author: Tony Walsh

Tony Walsh is a writer, former minor-league broadcaster and failed astronaut. Born into supporting an underachieving football club only to end up supporting a second underachieving football club - through what must be deemed as soft immigration policies - he continues to make terrible life choices. Walsh is a keen observer of the malarkey-rife sport of football and is considered one of the leading voices on the Collin Samuel Obesity Epidemic.

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  1. The leiweke leaving parade

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    • That will be a time of great sorrow. show some respect young man.

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