Rob Ford has been turfed as coach of Don Bosco’s high school football team

Rob Ford has been turfed as coach of Don Bosco’s high school football team

(Image: Rob Ford)
 

The Toronto Catholic District School Board is ditching Rob Ford as the volunteer coach of the Don Bosco Eagles. The news—which broke on Twitter this afternoon—will likely be a significant emotional blow to the football-loving mayor, who started the Don Bosco program in 2001 and has been known to sneak out of the office early to coach. The TCDSB has been reviewing Ford’s involvement since March for comments he made to the Toronto Sun implying that many of the school’s students are gang members and come from broken homes—something the board called a “completely inaccurate portrayal of our students, our school and the community.” Though the decision is apparently unrelated to the crack cocaine ruckus dogging Ford since Friday, we’re sure the negative attention didn’t exactly help his cause. Read the TCDSB’s press release [Torontoist] »