Sun president blasted for coach’s firing

To the editor:

To the editor:

Open letter to Okan

agan Sun president Bill Long

I am writing you this letter out of absolute disgust and outrage after hearing of the firing of Peter McCall.

You and your board of directors have made a serious mistake and I am personally outraged by it.

I am disappointed by the defamation of character bestowed by you, and your counterparts, in a very shady attempt to cover up your true intentions.

The Okanagan Sun has been a huge part of my family since the 1980s.

I have personally supported this team since I was a young child. I have admired and looked up to the many fine young men this franchise has created.

Unfortunately, I feel that this football team has taken a turn for the worst under your leadership.

I feel that you have truly lost sight of what is important for this team and this city. I also feel that you are not qualified for the position of president.

Your decision to relieve Peter (McCall) from his coaching duties clearly exemplifies this.

Being that I am Peter McCall’s nephew and a once proud member of the Okanagan Sun alumni, I have personally seen what kind of a man he really is.

Peter is a man who lives and breathes Okanagan Sun football. I know for a fact that he has committed countless hours of time to make this a better team, on and off the field.

He has personally changed my life for the better, as well as many of my friends lives, most of whom are Okanagan Sun alumni or current players.

I believe the most disappointing thing about this is the fact I have no choice but to boycott the Okanagan Sun organization altogether.

This troubles me as Okanagan Sun football games are a family tradition.

I will also encourage everyone I know to do the same.

I personally hold you and the board of directors of the Okanagan Sun responsible for what will be the downfall of a once proud football team.

I feel that the damage you have caused is irreversible and that your resignation is the only way to begin to rectify this unfortunate situation for this organization.

Stephen Rutter


Okanagan Sun

player 2006- 2009