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TORONTO — In the midst of Sunday’s celebration for Team Canada, who defeated Sweden to take the men’s hockey gold medal at the Sochi Olympics, Toronto mayor Rob Ford ran into a fire hydrant.
Toronto photographer Darren Calabrese caught the moment the embattled politician injured and held his groin outside a downtown Toronto sports bar and posted a combination photo on his Twitter account.
The hydrant collision, a rarity among hockey revelers here, came as the mayor was mobbed in Maple Leaf Square by celebrating hockey fans.
The sidewalk mishap followed Ford less painfully jumping for joy on Thursday in the City Council chambers after watching via a giant TV screen Canada’s women’s team win gold against Team USA in Sochi with a dramatic overtime goal.
Also Sunday, Ford took to his Twitter account to applaud the gold medal-winning men’s and women’s hockey teams.
“We are all so proud of our Canadian athletes for their hard work and dedication representing #Canada at #Sochi2014,” Ford tweeted.
Ford, who is campaigning for re-election despite admissions of excessive illicit drug and alcohol abuse, saw two high-profile mayoral candidates, John Tory and Karen Stintz, launch rival campaigns on Monday.
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