The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have decided not to hire Art Briles after all, a reversal that came within the same day as the announcement of his initial hiring.
People were quick to call out the Ticats for a "horrible decision."
"It's not a scandal, it's injustice."
Many said they were disappointed a Canadian team was helping rehabilitate Briles.
Some promised to boycott the team.
People also questioned the league's role in the hiring, especially in light of the progressive image it has adopted.
"For every reaction that you’re getting from social media and media, there’s a tremendous amount of support behind the scenes for a tough decision," Mitchell told 3rddownnation.com.
Ishmael Daro is a social news editor for BuzzFeed and is based in Toronto.
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