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Anthony Parker of the Calgary Stampeders and Matt Walter celebrates with the Grey Cup after breaking it into two pieces in the dressing roomRich Lam/Getty Images

The Calgary Stampeders were so excited after winning the Grey Cup, they broke the trophy.

Calgary linebacker Juwan Simpson hoisted the Grey Cup above his head to celebrate Calgary's 20-16 victory over Hamilton on Sunday when the cup section of the trophy started to split from its base.

It's the sixth time the CFL championship trophy has been broken during Grey Cup celebrations.

Three times the Edmonton Eskimos have damaged the statue. An Edmonton player accidentally dropped it in 1978, then an Eskimos player sat on it in 1987. In 1993, Edmonton offensive lineman Blake Dermott headbutted it.

The B.C. Lions damaged the Grey Cup in 1996 when the trophy broke away from its base.

Most recently, one of the handles of the Cup broke off as the Toronto Argonauts were celebrating their 2012 championship – the trophy's 100th anniversary.

It also survived a fire in 1947 when the Toronto Argonauts rowing club – the reigning champions – saw their clubhouse destroyed.

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