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Disgraced Ex-Toronto Mayor Puts Items Up for Sale on eBay

Disgraced Ex-Toronto Mayor Puts Items Up for Sale on eBay
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. (Fred Thornhill/Reuters/Landov)

By    |   Thursday, 26 February 2015 02:50 PM

If you have a spare $2,600 plus, you could own a piece of illegal drug history — the tie that disgraced former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford wore when he admitted he had been videotaped smoking crack.

The tie, called "an original piece of memorabilia from former Toronto mayor, and current Toronto Councillor [sic] Rob Ford," is up for sale on eBay along with several other items of "Ford memorabilia," and so far, bidding on the garish neckwear is up to over $2,600 and climbing fast.

However, Politico notes, the ad makes no reference to the fact that the tie, adorned with logos from National Football League teams, is the tie Ford wore during his infamous Nov. 5, 2013, confession.

After lengthy denials that it was him seen smoking crack in a video, Ford finally told reporters in a news conference: "Yes, I have smoked crack cocaine. Probably in one of my drunken stupors, probably approximately about a year ago.

"I know I embarrassed everyone in this city, and I will be forever sorry. There is only one person to blame for this, and that is myself," the New York Daily News reported.

The tie will come with a certificate of authenticity signed by Ford and 10 percent of the income from the tie will be donated to "facilities and research" to battle liposarcoma, a disease from which Ford, 45, is suffering, the BBC reported.

The eBay ad, which includes a photo of a beaming Ford holding the tie, was posted Wednesday, Politico reports, and the auction will end Wednesday.

Also posted for sale by Ford is a pair of pants he wore on a shopping trip to Walmart, a Saskatchewan Roughriders Jersey which so far is going for over $1,000 and a "Keep Calm and Carry On" poster Ford kept in the reception area of his office, Politico reports.

The colorful and controversial Ford was elected as mayor of Toronto in 2010 and pulled out of the race for a second term last year.

"He no longer represents Toronto in the eyes of the world, or anywhere else. And we can all be thankful for that," the Toronto Star commented in an editorial.

So far, the BBC notes, Ford has sold one item — a map of Toronto's port lands for $865.
The eBay posting for the tie notes: "Once again, this is the original piece, not a reproduction — there is only one of these in existence."

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