TORONTO — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was explaining Tuesday why he is in a photo with alleged members of the Hells Angels.
A photo of Ford with two Hells Angels members and a prospect at Sunday’s Buffalo Bills game was posted on the Hells Angels Toronto website Monday. In a statement issued to QMI Agency on Tuesday, the Hells Angels said the “situation was innocent” and lauded the embattled mayor as “a mayor for all the people.”
The photo post notes two men in the photo with Ford are members of the Westridge Alberta Hells Angels club and a third man is a prospect member of the Toronto club.
Ford was asked to explain the photo following as he launched his toy drive at City Hall on Tuesday.
“I don’t even know what photo you’re talking about,” Ford said.
When told the photo was from the football game at the Rogers Centre where he was wearing a Buffalo Bills jersey, Ford shrugged it off.
“I took probably ... probably close to 1,000 pictures before the game, during the game, at halftime, up in the box that they put me in, after the game,” he said. “How am I supposed to know who’s who?”
“I don’t check for people’s credentials and ask for resumes before I take a picture. I took pictures with every single person that wants to take a picture.”