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Scene: Mayor Rob Ford Skips His Trial, Wins a High-School Football Game, and Gets Doused in Gatorade

WHERE: Birchmount Park

WHEN: Thursday, November 15

WHAT: Mayor Rob Ford is the defendant in a high-profile libel lawsuit that has been at court all this week, but that didn’t stop him from skipping out on his trial yesterday to go do his real job: that is, coach a high-school football team, the Don Bosco Eagles, through a match with the Northern Red Knights, a team from a school located near Mt. Pleasant Road and Eglinton Avenue. The mayor was rewarded with a shutout victory, meaning his team now has a spot in the Metro Bowl semifinals. In keeping with football tradition, Ford’s players dumped a container of what appeared to be orange Gatorade all over his head, football jacket, shirt, and tie. If you read this site on a daily basis, you’ve probably seen dozens of weird Ford photos, but these are seriously above and beyond.

UPDATE: 2:10 PM And here, after the jump, is an animated GIF of Ford getting the Gatorade dumped over his head. Because why not?


  • James D Paterson

    Congrats to the Eagles for an impossible achievement! You are definitely a strong team. Must be, to lift him up.

  • Snarf

    I’m surprised he didn’t call 911 after this happened.

    • Anonymous

      I’m surprised he didn’t call Andy Byford to pull a couple of buses off their routes. That sun looks pretty intense, wouldn’t want them boys getting’ sunstroke or sunburn. After all, what’s a mayor for?

  • Mike Robinson

    That’s not Gatorade, that’s liquefied cyclist rage.

    • W. K. Lis

      Maybe another court case in the works for the person or persons unknown for dousing with Gatorade.

    • W. K. Lis

      Maybe another court case in the works for the person or persons unknown for dousing with Gatorade.

  • Anonymous

    I’m no fan of the mayor, by any stretch of the imagination. But I’ll give him this: I love seeing photos of him laughing. He just throws himself into it and it’s honestly pretty charming.

    • vampchick21

      He was meant to be a football coach, not a poltician. Therein lies the problem. I don’t think he really wanted to get into politics, but felt he had to because of his family.

      • Anonymous

        They probably did it to get him out of Decco. I can’t imagine he’d fare too well in any organization that doesn’t involve him bossing around high school kids.

        • Chris

          Bang on. I think he’s still technically the CFO of Deco, but does anyone really think he’s in charge of the company’s finances or has even seen the books in years?
          Honestly, he’s a grown man and he doesn’t want for money He really should just leave politics and coach high school football. That’s his passion, that’s what he cares about. Think about it: he skips council meetings for games; he postponed a trial to attend a game, yet he’s never missed one minute of a game to attend to his other duties. He really needs to be honest with himself, his family and the City and just step away and do what he likes (and, what he appears to be quite good at). Don’t think anyone would begrudge him if he did.

  • Winkee

    I thought the media wasn’t allowed near the Don Bosco team, I guess it’s only when Ford is trying to hide.

  • evan

    So, if I was on trial and had to go to court, am I allowed to skip too?

    • picard102

      Well it’s not skipping if the Judge allows you to reschedule the court time. He’d probably be fined if he just skipped.