Toronto Metropolitan University says its men’s soccer team will play its home opener this weekend despite an ongoing investigation into what the school describes as “serious and concerning behavior.”
TMU suspended its men’s team earlier this week after receiving a report of unspecified conduct, adding that the team would be kept off the field until “further notice.”
The team has already lost two road games, but TMU said in a statement Friday that Saturday’s game in Toronto against Nipissing will go ahead as scheduled.
“Ensuring the safety and well-being of our community members is a priority for TMU, and the university is conducting a thorough and independent investigation into these allegations,” Friday’s statement said. “At this time, based on the investigation to date, the university has determined that home opening…can proceed.
“The university continues to evaluate and address the situation as appropriate.”
A spokesperson said earlier in the week that the school “cannot confirm any further details, including the nature of the allegations, as an investigation is ongoing.”
Among the details that could not be confirmed was an article in Eyeopener, one of the school’s student newspapers, alleging that the behavior was linked to hazing.
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