Anyone fortunate enough to have ignored the news over the weekend missed a sad—albeit unsurprising—story on Sunday. No, not Mickey Rooney. Rob Ford. The mayor made an appearance at Saturday night’s Leafs game, and things, as they have tended to do lately, got out of hand.
Here’s the short version, for your Monday catch-up edification.
1) He was denied special treatment
According to the Star, Ford’s companion during the game, councillor Frank DiGiorgio, says the trouble started when the mayor was denied access to the ACC’s Directors’ Lounge, an exclusive party room he and his friend Sandro Lisi, who has since been charged with drug dealing and extortion, had been admitted to at least once before.
The mayor didn’t take the slight gracefully. Observers say he became irate, because he believed he was being punished for voting against a $10 million city loan to Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment for the expansion of BMO field.