Rob Ford Tries To Remove Gay Pride Flag, Gets Denied

February 8, 2014 2:00 p.m.

Rob Ford wasn’t about to let a gay pride flag fly outside Toronto’s city hall. Not on his watch.

So the embattled, crack smoking mayor called on Toronto’s city manager to remove the flag, which had been displayed to show solidarity with gay athletes competing in the Sochi Olympics.

The manager responded with a memo indicating that the city’s protocol officer had already approved a request from a local group to fly the rainbow flag throughout the Olympics.

But Ford isn’t ready to throw in the towel, telling reporters Friday that he still wants the flag taken down.

The Olympics, he said, should be “about being patriotic to your country, this is not about someone’s sexual preference.”

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