Argonauts disappointed Rob Ford wore team's jersey while making lewd remark
Published Thursday, November 14, 2013 12:32PM EST
Last Updated Thursday, November 14, 2013 6:52PM EST
The Argonauts are distancing themselves from Toronto Mayor Rob Ford after he shocked reporters on Thursday on live television while wearing the football team's jersey.
Ford, who was sporting a personalized number 12 Toronto Argonauts jersey with the name "Mayor Ford" printed on the back, told reporters that he had never eaten his former staff member Olivia Gondek's "p****."
"I've never said in that in my life to her; I would never do that. I'm happily married, I've got more than enough to eat at home," Ford told reporters at city hall.
The Canadian Football League team said while they are not "in a position to comment on the manner of dress of public officials," they are disappointed by his fashion choice.
"These latest remarks, while wearing our team's jersey, are particularly disappointing given our organization's work in the community to help youth dealt with issues of bullying prevention," a statement from the Argos on Thursday said.
"We hope for the benefit of the wonderful citizens of Toronto and this great city that this situation is resolved expeditiously."
But despite the Argos' opinion of Ford's office attire, the mayor's outfit was popular with some Twitter users.
If anyone knows where I can get my own Mayor Ford Toronto Argonauts jersey/ultimate swag piece, please let me know.— Jimmy Carroll (@JimmyMCarroll) November 14, 2013
Where can I order a Toronto Argonauts personalized Rob Ford jersey?— Brady Burns (@BBurns12) November 14, 2013
All I want for Hanukkah is a Mayor Ford Toronto Argonauts jersey.— Josh Gallagher (@JAGthoughts) November 14, 2013
Ford later changed out of his jersey and wore a suit paired with what appeared to be an NFL tie during an afternoon press conference.
The Toronto mayor has been under a barrage of media scrutiny after admitting last week to smoking crack cocaine approximately a year ago while in a "drunken stupor."
The Toronto Argonauts are playing in the Eastern Final on Sunday against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.