Mayor of Toronto Takes Hilarious Spill While Playing Football in Front of City Hall (Video & GIF)

toronto mayor rob ford football fail

Rob Ford, the mayor of Toronto, is a huge football fan. And I mean that both figuratively and literally.

In the figurative sense, I mean that Ford has a genuine passion for the game. Upon being elected mayor in 2010, he talked about how he wanted to bring an NFL team to Toronto. And he even continues to coach a local high school team—which recently won the city championship—despite some critics claiming that the mayor doesn’t have time for such activities. So you know that with Toronto hosting the 100th Grey Cup this weekend, and with the hometown Argonauts playing in the game, Rob Ford would be highly visible at many of the festivities this week.

As for the literal sense in which Rob Ford is a huge football fan, by that I meant that he is actually a huge man. You know, as in…well, fat. The guy kicked off 2012 with a new public relations campaign called “Cut the Waist” in which he and his city councilor/brother, Doug, would have weekly weigh-ins as they attempted to shed some pounds. Of course, the gimmick didn’t result in a major lifestyle change for the mayor.

But what, you ask, does Mayor Ford’s weight have to do with his love for football?

Well, the Toronto mayor was horsing around out in front of City Hall yesterday at a Toronto Argonauts pep rally when this happened:

Yep. That’s your mayor, Toronto.

However, you have to give Ford credit for being a good sport about his epic fail. “I’ve got a lot of padding,” he quipped afterward.

Anyway, if you like being hypnotized, here’s the incident again and again and again, in animated GIF form:

rob ford football fail gif

I don’t know about you, but for some reason all I can think of when I watch this is Chris Farley in Tommy Boy singing “fat guy in a little coooooat.”

Hat Tip – [CBC via Ron Canada]

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