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CF Montréal Traded A Player Because He Refused To Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19

He only played 7 games with the club.
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CF Montréal Traded A Player Because He Refused To Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Hockey may be over, but Montreal's soccer season is in full swing. However, CF Montréal will have to go on without Erik Hurtado, who was traded because he's not vaccinated against COVID-19.

In a July 8 press release, CF Montréal announced that it had traded the forward to Columbus Crew SC in exchange for $200,000 in General Allocation Money.

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“There was some interest in Erik during the past few weeks and we listened to the offers, even though we were satisfied with Erik’s work," said CF Montréal sporting director Olivier Renard in a statement.  

"Because he’s not vaccinated against Covid-19, his situation was problematic and we started considering a trade when we got the confirmation that the team could return to Montreal [...] so we concluded this deal, which we felt was very satisfactory.” 

Renard said Hurtado confirmed he was not comfortable taking the vaccine before the deal was concluded. 

CF Montréal acquired Hurtado on February 16 — less than five months in the black and blue uniform. He played seven games with Montreal, including two starts, and got one assist.

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