Rob Ford, the mayor of Toronto, Canada’s largest city, has been videotaped vowing to kill someone by ripping “his f***ing throat out.”
Ford appears to be drunk during his violent rant, which sees him slurring his words while he stumbles around a large dining room. The Star has even reported that he was “apparently high” during his outburst, while he can also be seen talking gibberish and flinging his hands and head around wildly.
The clip was filmed secretly on a mobile phone, and Ford is caught shouting, “I’m gonna kill that f***ing guy. I’m telling you, it’s first-degree murder.” He then continued, “I’ll rip his f***ing throat out. I’ll poke his eyes out…. I’ll make sure that motherf***er’s dead.” However, the clip still hasn’t been put into context, and the man who Ford wants to get ahold of isn’t known.
Almost immediately after the video became available, Ford apologized, stating, “The Toronto Star has just released a video that I was very, very inebriated. All I can say is, again, I’ve made mistakes. I just wanted to come and tell you I saw a video. It’s extremely embarrassing.”
He went on to add, “The whole world’s going to see it. You know what? I don’t have a problem with that. I hope none of you have ever or will ever be in that state. Obviously, I was extremely, extremely inebriated.” He then refused to answer any further questions, or elaborate on the clip.
Various media personalities have taken to Twitter to respond to Ford’s latest video. Here’s a selection of the best quips to emerge:
“May the best man win”–if it’s an election, & if Toromto mayor Ford won, sobering to contemplate over whom he won.
— Joyce Carol Oates (@JoyceCarolOates) November 7, 2013
Rob Ford is not quitting. Booze, crack or his job. Thank you Gods Of Comedy.
— Denis Leary (@denisleary) November 7, 2013
Just witnessed coach Rob Ford’s halftime speech. I assume his team came back to win.
— Dave Hodge – TSN (@TSNDaveHodge) November 7, 2013
It would seem to me, over here in Quebec, that it is well past time for the premier of Ontario to intervene in the Rob ford situation
— Steve Rukavina, CBC (@Steverukavina) November 7, 2013
Earlier this week, Ford was forced to apologize once again after he was videotaped while “hammered” in public, before acknowledging that he has made mistakes, and refusing to resign from his position.
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