Young Esks Fan Emotional Over Williams Departure

A video appeared on Twitter yesterday of a young Edmonton Eskimos fan crying over the team’s release of CFL-leading receiver Duke Williams.

In the emotional video, the young girl — Elena Chrapko — says she’s sad because Williams is leaving Edmonton to pursue NFL opportunities.

Williams saw the video and shared a message with the fan’s father from his own Twitter account.

The 25-year-old receiver joined the Eskimos in 2017, and set the league on fire in a monstrous sophomore campaign in 2018; with multiple NFL teams interested in his services, the 6-foot-3 Williams is headed down south — but not before leaving a smile on a young fan’s face.