Toronto Mayor Rob Ford shows up to Bills-Falcons game with Fred Jackson jersey

The Bills must be thrilled that Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is throwing his support behind the pseudo home team.

Ford, who has gotten a lot of notoriety recently for his odd antics and admission that he smoked crack, showed up to the Bills' game against the Falcons in Toronto wearing a Fred Jackson jersey. Jackson, Buffalo's running back, was so inspired that he scored a first-quarter touchdown.

Ford has shown an affinity for over-sized football jerseys. He recently gave some crass comments wearing a Toronto Argonauts jersey with his name on the back, and the Canadian Football League team responded with a series of tweets denouncing Ford's comments and him wearing the team's jersey. The Bills probably weren't overly excited to see Ford wearing their jersey, but it's not like they had much choice.

But, the people at the game sure seemed excited to see him.

If some Toronto residents in their right mind wanted to speak out against Ford by bringing a sign to a NFL game, that was shut down pretty quickly.

It's not often that a mayor's arrival draws more attention than the game on the field, but when it's Rob Ford or the 2-9 Falcons facing the 4-7 Bills, it's hard to fault the fans for paying attention to the circus around Ford.

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