Photo of Rob Ford apparently sleeping resurfaces

This photo in which Mayor Rob Ford appears to be sleeping while on the job -- originally posted...

This photo in which Mayor Rob Ford appears to be sleeping while on the job -- originally posted online during a marathon meeting City Hall in 2011 -- went viral Thursday. (photo from Reddit)

Don Peat, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:35 PM ET

A day after he criticized a city worker for being caught on camera allegedly sleeping on the job, a photo of Mayor Rob Ford appearing to catch a few winks at a committee meeting made the rounds online.

Ford flatly denied Thursday that he was sleeping during the 22-hour meeting in July 2011.

"You know what? This is ridiculous," Ford said. "This is during the 24-hour meeting when (presentations) are every three minutes. It is so farfetched it is not even funny."

After seeing the photo, Ford shrugged it off.

"Oh buddy, that's not how I sleep," he said. "You can do what you want."

On Wednesday, Ford called for a city worker to be fired if it turned out he was sleeping on the job — as it appeared in a photo snapped by Coun. Giorgio Mammoliti.

Shortly after, the photo of Ford with his eyes closed started being shared online through Twitter and Reddit posts.

 


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