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Toronto Mayor Wears Tie With Redskins Logo While Apologizing for Smoking Crack

Maybe not the fan pride the team had in mind.

Dan Snyder has recently been asking fans of his football team to show their pride in the face of a movement urging the club to change its name. He might not have meant that to include the sartorial choices of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who today gave a public apology for smoking crack cocaine during  one of his “drunken stupors,” while wearing a necktie prominently featuring Washington’s logo.

As captured by Dave Kaufman, a radio host in Montreal, Ford approached a horde of cameras wearing a tie emblazoned with what appears to be the logos of all 32 NFL teams. Perhaps Ford is more a fan of the league at large than any specific team, but the Washington logo is right up top. Maybe not the fan pride Snyder was looking for.

For what it’s worth, former DC Mayor Marion Barry is a dedicated fan of the squad he likes to call the “Washington home team,” though he disagrees with Snyder on the name.

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Benjamin Freed joined Washingtonian in August 2013 and covers politics, business, and media. He was previously the editor of DCist and has also written for Washington City Paper, the New York Times, the New Republic, Slate, and BuzzFeed. He lives in Adams Morgan.