Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has provided the public with a seemingly endless stream of jokes about his personal and professional challenges. And in a strange new photo, Ford appears to be having a laugh of his own while being tickled by a fellow political figure.
In the photograph, Toronto’s budget chief, Frank Di Giorgio, appears to be tickling Ford, who is seen laughing while resting his back against a wall.
“Oh my God! You’ve got to be kidding,” Di Giorgio told the Toronto Sun when asked if he was in fact tickling Ford in the photo captured by Reuters photographer Aaron Harris.
“They caught us laughing during a break, that's all,” he said.
Di Giorgio said what was actually happening was that the pair were acting out a football stance as a way to jokingly settle their differences after a heated political debate.
“The mayor and I share a background in football, any time the mayor, let’s say gets angry with me, I say, ‘You know what, we’ve got to settle this on the football field,'” DiRead More »from You crack me up: Toronto official denies tickling Rob Ford