The 107th Grey Cup took place in Calgary on Sunday, November 24. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats took on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Blue Bombers walked away with the cup after a 33-12 win. Keith Urban played the halftime show and the vibes were high. Though, controversy swirled during the game and still today after Jason Kenney was spotted wearing a sweater that read "I ❤️ 🍁 Oil & Gas." The Jason Kenney Grey Cup outfit has the Twitter community upset about the politicizing statement.

The outpouring of negativity isn't only taking place online. In fact, when the game's announcer told fans that Alberta premier was in attendance and the camera showed the premier on the jumbotron, the crowd erupted with boos.

In the wake of the UCP's budget cuts and separatist movements in Alberta, Twitter users are deeming his sweater selection to be overly political and "classless."

Not only did Kenney sport a shirt promoting oil and gas, but he also wore a hat to match.

"Stay classy Jason Kenney. Nice job politicizing the coin toss at the Grey Cup," one Twitter user wrote.

"Is there anything tackier than the premier of Alberta making a National sporting event, something that brings the country together all about him Yet again he managed to embarrass this province by making us look like entitled, whiny assholes, wrote another."

"Jason Kenney and that stupid sweatshirt at the Grey Cup, my God, he is such a ridiculous caricature. #cdnpoli is such a garbage fire right now," another user wrote.

"Politicizing the Grey Cup? Really, Jason Kenney? There are plenty of opportunities to get the ''I ❤️ 🍁 oil & gas'' message. The Grey Cup coin toss did not have to be one," said another Twitter user.

A comment in response to the above tweet read "@jkenney Sport unites us. The Grey Cup unites us. Politics are important but can wait until Monday. #ThatWasAMistake"

Members of the online community are also speaking out about the crowd's reaction at the coin flip.

"Jason Kenney just got booed at the Grey cup game in #calgary. My faith in Alberta is restored, partially," one user wrote.

Though online reactions to the UCP leader's attire at the Grey Cup have been overwhelmingly negative, some people are expressing contrary views.

"Nice to see @jkenney's support for oil & gas at the Grey Cup game!" one tweet read.

As countless individuals express their disappointment about the premier's choice of attire, some Albertans are standing by him and his outfit of choice. 


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