Mayor Ford denies getting upset at ACC

Budget chief Frank Di Giorgio, who attended the Leafs game with the mayor, says Ford got upset over not being allowed into the Directors' Lounge

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Mayor Rob Ford is on the defensive after a weekend of appearances at sporting events.

Speaking to reporters at city hall, Ford denied being under the influence at either the Jays game on Friday or the Leafs game on Saturday.

"I wasn't drunk at either game. I wasn't drinking at either game," he says.

Even though he has admitted to smoking crack cocaine in the past, he got upset over questions about whether he had taken any drugs.

"You guys ask stupid questions," he told reporters.

He also denied that he was belligerent at the ACC.

Budget chief Frank Di Giorgio, who attended the Leafs game with the mayor, says Ford got upset over not being allowed into the Directors' Lounge and suggested it may have been over his vote against giving taxpayer money to Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment to expand BMO Field.

"I was told by security that in fact, at that time, that wasn't the main reason. It was because there was a special function going on at the Director's Lounge," Di Giorgio says. "I tried to communicate that to the mayor, but the mayor was not having any part of that."

Mayor Ford is downplaying his reaction.

"If there was a private function, that was fine," Ford says.

After the Leafs game, the mayor ended up at his city hall office until about 1:30 a.m. He dismissed questions about what he was doing there.

"I can do whatever I want. This is my office."

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  1. Sonny posted on 04/07/2014 03:20 PM
    Ford is playing you suckers as the victim. Di Giorgio who voted to loan money to MLSE did not get in either!
  2. tanjo posted on 04/07/2014 03:28 PM
    Does this rant FINALLY convince Ford Nation that no, he is not one of the them? This is David Miller-style entitlement we are looking at.

    Only an elitist can afford to go to a Leafs game, then whine about not being allowed into the Director's Lounge!
    1. Mark7 posted on 04/07/2014 10:02 PM
      @tanjo Oh brother. Put a sock in it already. blah blah blah...
    2. Mark7 posted on 04/08/2014 06:20 PM
      @tanjo Why the hell would you want to see a Leafs game? The last time they won the cup in '67 I was four. Besides the fact of when the NHL had its first strike. I am one of the few who said he would NEVER watch NHL again, and never have. Not one game, one period or any of the playoffs when Vancouver was in the final.

      The reason I mentioned all this is very simple for the astute to recognize. The NHL is akin to city council lefties. They always want more money and waste whatever they receive. Lefties know it is far easier to keep raising taxes instead of actually WORKING to find efficiencies. Lefties are a corrupt bunch of lazy ass, arrogant (both word definitions) and criminal people.

      In closing, I can now see why you do not support a far right politician. You would need to see your nose first to accomplish that.
  3. tanjo posted on 04/07/2014 03:33 PM
    And for the love of everything good, please get him to STOP wearing Toronto Sports Jerseys!

    Look at his record: Bills: blow a 4th quarter lead; Argos: upset in semi; Brocos: well, yeah; Jays: lose home opener; Leafs: worst effort at the absolute worst time of year.

    Do not let him wear a Raptors Jersey !!! Aside from the obvious aesthetic reasons, those kids have worked to hard to have it all undone now!

    Now if someone can ship him some Columbus, Tampa, Detroit and Philly jerseys, that might be helpful!
    1. dama posted on 04/08/2014 02:22 PM
      @tanjo Rob Ford is a sport fan and he can WEAR any sport jersey he likes.. what make you King to prevent fans from wearing jersey?

      So you have nothing else to blame Ford on and you are using jersey to blame any Toronto sport team lost on him???

      tsk tsk tsk
  4. Karll Burgin posted on 04/07/2014 04:30 PM
    --- An Open Letter to Rob Ford ---

    God knows I've tried hard for many months to make excuses for you, Rob, but even I have to call it quits at some point.
    You' keep proving that you just can't stay sober and represent the city properly - and it's time for you to cancel your campaign and get out of public life.
    I call on the remnants of Ford Nation to join me in urging you to just go away.
    1. Peter posted on 04/07/2014 04:37 PM
      @Karll Burgin Rob says that he can do whatever he wants in his office and I hope he gets re elected. If he loses the new mayor will need to completely renovate, fumigate, and disinfect that must smell of old sex and alcohol, like those old motel rooms on the Lakeshore. It will cost us taxpayers a fortune to get that place clean again.

      Even a brothel must be cleaner and smell better than his office...I wash my hands and rinse my mouth after each time I just think of what he does in front of his computer, alone and in the middle of the night.
    2. Mark7 posted on 04/07/2014 10:09 PM
      @Karll Burgin Although it was obvious that you being a leftie would do something this infantile, at least you put two l's in Karl, son.
  5. arthur posted on 04/07/2014 04:54 PM
    He goes to the hockey game causes sht gets told to behave leaves in a cab with strangers gets separated from Frank Di. Frank tracks him down and Rob won't tell him where he is? says now he went back to city hall (of course! the vodka is in his office) then goes to a nightclub??
    nothing unusual about a typical Rob Ford wknd night.
    his poor wife and kids. does this guy ever go home straight and sober? :(
  6. sari posted on 04/07/2014 05:15 PM
    Maybe they were too embarrassed to count their city money grab in front of the mayor, or any Torontonians in fact. The province and the feds had better not offer to give these folks any of our tax dollars to support their profiteering.
    1. tanjo posted on 04/07/2014 07:29 PM
      @sari They don't keep their money in the Executive Lounge. Pretty sure, anyway. Unlike Rob Ford, I have never been in there. Nor have I whined about never being in there.

      Also keep in mind they are using the money to make improvements to City Property, which they rent from the City. Oh, and they are going to pay it back with interest.

      Everyone except Rob Ford, and those that choose to still believe every word he says despite everything that has gone on, knows that this is a great deal for the city.
  7. Neo posted on 04/07/2014 08:24 PM
    Given his worships record for lying, surely we know which version to believe here.
    1. Mark7 posted on 04/07/2014 10:21 PM
      @Neo This is not news and completely irrelevant. His personal time is none of police state thinking peoples' business.
  8. tanjo posted on 04/08/2014 03:39 PM
    Out of curiosity, any idea why the Leafs jersey has RONA on it? Was it a freebie?
  9. Karl Burgin posted on 04/08/2014 04:53 PM
    So yeah- about this so-called story. I'm just tired of the non-news.
    This is not news. And this isn't really worth publishing.

    And it just goes to show the faux-sympathy of the media. Of them wanting the mayor to'get help' for a problem he doesn't have.

    No essays today- just a simple statement:

    ...and to Karl Burgin with the extra 'L', because the forum wouldn't let you copy my name in its entirety- try again son.
    1. Mark7 posted on 04/08/2014 06:11 PM
      @Karl Burgin G'day Karl. May I reiterate FORD MORE YEARS?

      As election time draws slowly closer, the desperation of the lefties is growing incrementally more apparent. They are starting to realize (just like bitch Wynne), that lying and spouting complete nonsense is not working this time. The will be whining like little babies here for another four years about Ford when he gets in. I am going to relish that greatly.

    2. Mark7 posted on 04/08/2014 06:34 PM
      @Karl Burgin I forgot to mention that Rob Ford just recruited the disgraced vet from The Trailer Park Boys and Ben Johnson, the athlete that disgraced Canada for his campaign. Makes sense...trailer park trash and a disgraced cheater...maybe Don Cherry will do the speech again.

      Good going Rob...a great choice.


      YAY Karl, welcome back...we need you!
  10. kenfromcanada posted on 04/08/2014 08:32 PM
    Took a few days off, come back and - donny p(utz) and one of his aliases here - mark7 is talking to himself, then his new one karlll, a posting away!!

    Way too much time on his hands.

    1. Karl Burgin posted on 04/09/2014 11:30 AM
      @kenfromcanada I'm almost scared to see what comes next.

      And one question, how come he isn't imitating're just as guilty as the rest of us in writing good posts and making sense. Something donny p. has a hard time coming to terms with.....
  11. Suz58 posted on 04/27/2014 02:32 PM
    "You guys ask stupid questions," he told reporters....I have heard it said, there are no stupid questions, just stupid answers. Boy, Robby has this one all tied up. The only reason he says the reporters ask stupid questions is it takes him too much time to come up with a good answer.
    What Ford does on his time is up to him. What he does in the wee hours of the early morning at City Hall is the taxpayers business.
    I really hope he hangs himself in his lies before the election because if he doesn't, Toronto will be in for a wild four years.
    Respect is something that is earned and Ford has not eared one ounce of it. I get it, everyone makes mistakes but this is just ongoing. They say you have to hit bottom before you can begin to rise again. The bottom is yet to come for Ford and the bigger they are, the harder they fall.

    Stay tuned Toronto, we haven't heard it all yet!
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