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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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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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