Rob Ford necktie up for auction

Then mayor Rob Ford speaks to the media on Nov. 5, 2013, the day he first publicly admitted to having smoked crack cocaine. The NFL tie he wore that day is for sale on eBay. (Chris Young/Canadian Press)
Then mayor Rob Ford speaks to the media on Nov. 5, 2013, the day he first publicly admitted to having smoked crack cocaine. The NFL tie he wore that day is for sale on eBay. (Chris Young/Canadian Press)
Rob For’s Infamous NFL Tie up for Auction

The internet has given avenues for people all over the world to market themselves and get additional eyes on individuals who find a way to monetize their fame. Former Toronto mayor Rob Ford has joined the fray and is using the internet auction website, eBay, to sell some of his personal belongings.

The most eye catching item that Ford is peddling is the very same NFL themed necktie that he wore during the world famous press conference in November of 2013 where he admitted to media that he did indeed partake in smoking crack cocaine. The description promised that this necktie is the original one sported by Ford and not a reproduction. Some Rob Ford worn pajama pants and a few other items have also been put up for auction by Ford who has promised to donate 10% of the sales to charity.

Ford’s necktie joins a long list of weird celebrity items that have been hawked for auction on the internet. The tie that is adorned with NFL team logos is not quite as desired a collectible as Pharell’s big hat, J.D. Sallenger’s toilet, William Shatner’s kidney stone or even Scarlett Johansson’s used kleenex but it could still draw some attention based on Ford’s infamous term as Toronto’s mayor.

Rob Ford tweeted Wednesday a link to an eBay page where one of his most well-known ties is for sale. (eBay.ca)
Rob Ford tweeted Wednesday a link to an eBay page where one of his most well-known ties is for sale. (eBay.ca)

http://www.oddee.com/item_99104.aspx

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/rob-ford-s-crack-confession-necktie-for-sale-on-ebay-1.2972804

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