Former Mayor of Toronto, David Miller, says he is disillusioned with the way Toronto FC is being managed.
The huge TFC fan is returning the remainder of his season ticket package to the BMO Field following the recent sacking of general manager Kevin Payne.
Miller penned a public letter to Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, the company that owns and runs TFC, stating his dissatisfaction with how things have been run at the club since head coach Chris Cummins was dismissed back in October 2009.
Below is part of Miller’s letter:
“I am writing because I believe that the recent management changes at TFC, and your president’s comments on football/artificial turf, have seriously jeopardized the future of this club.
“From the moment Coach Cummins was allowed to leave, the team has jumped each year from one playing vision to its opposite, thereby preventing on field progress. At the same time, the experience of the supporters has declined – together with their passion.
“This is amply demonstrated by the fact that it is now necessary to have someone sing the national anthem, when previously supporters sang O Canada themselves, unaided.
“As you know, I have been an ardent supporter of TFC since you and MLSE first had the vision to bring Major League Soccer to Toronto. I have supported the team through thick and thin, defended management, was one of the first season ticket holders, and, in my former capacity, was instrumental in building the stadium and supporting its conversion to grass.
“I am so frustrated with the latest management missteps that I am returning the remainder of my season tickets to you: it is the only way I can emphasize how serious the situation is for those of us who support TFC. Please donate them to an appropriate cause.
“There once was magic at BMO Field. The latest reshuffle has made the possibility of that magic returning almost certainly disappear.