Toronto FC’s training session in Orlando was stopped by a massive alligator
Toronto FC players had a shock to the system this week when a massive alligator crashed the club’s training session in Orlando, Florida.
The MLS club later shared a video on Twitter of the unsettling alligator encounter at the ChampionsGate Resort just outside Orlando.
Unsurprisingly, players were impressed with the close look at the intimidating, prehistoric-looking creature, and some of them even approached the alligator first. However, this was not the case with Toronto coach Chris Armas.
“All I can tell you is that there was a massive alligator,” Armas told the Canadian press this week on CTV News. “My players were running towards the alligator when I was walking the other way.
“Look, we’re talking about being fearless and aggressive, but I thought we weren’t going to think about it right now.”
The reptile intruder was eventually carefully chased away using a golf cart by a ChampionsGate employee.
Much like the NBA’s Toronto Raptors, the MLS club has been forced to relocate its operations to Florida due to Canada’s restrictive international travel protocols amid the ongoing pandemic.
“This is the first time I’ve seen an alligator in real life,” said defense attorney Chris Mavinga. “But it’s nice to be in Florida, you know? You see that. You never see that in Toronto. “
Indeed. Welcome to Florida, Toronto FC.