Football diplomacy

- August 27th, 2012

Mayor Rob Ford has a lot riding on Monday night’s CFL game between the Toronto Argonauts and the Edmonton Eskimos.

What’s on the line? Civic pride and each mayor’s Facebook and Twitter account.

Ford – a big fan of the Boatmen – has made a friendly wager with Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel about the game.

Mandel tweeted the “friendly wager” this morning with this tweet:

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Mayor Ford’s Twitter account was quick to accept the wager with a tweet back to Mandel:

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The two mayors attended an Eskimos’ game together during Ford’s family vacation out west earlier this month.

It isn’t clear how long the mayor whose city loses tonight’s game will have to support the rival team but given Ford’s competitive streak when it comes to football, here’s betting if the Double Blue loses he won’t want to cheer for Edmonton online any longer than he has to.

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1 comment

  1. Wilma de Bruyn says:

    Well, let’s see which way this “football” lands in the court. I thought when it was before the courts,
    the subject matter could not be discussed?
    But then again it appears there are rules made to be bent.
    It appears sterlization and sanitation at City Hall is stepping on too many toes?
    When it comes to tiny amounts in comparison to other scandals, the larger the amounts one can reap, the less important it is.
    Always new, there are laws for a “special club” and laws if they do not like you,
    and laws if your Joe Public.
    And this time we’ll see where the football lands in the “Just Us” Court.

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