Rob Ford proclaims Thursday ‘Bob Marley Day,’ calls out sick: report

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TORONTO (PIX11) – Rob Ford honored a reggae legend with Thursday’s proclamation that February 6 will forever be “Bob Marley Day” in the city of Toronto — even taking the day off, apparently.

“We honour (sic) the legacy of Robert (Bob) Nesta Marley, an influential musician, advocate for human rights and international ambassador of peace,” Ford posted to the city’s website.  “I, Mayor Rob Ford, on behalf of Toronto City Council, do hereby proclaim February 6, 2014 as “Bob Marley Day in the City of Toronto.”

Ford, who called in sick on Bob Marley Day and didn’t come to work, is a huge fan of the reggae legend and once even broke out dancing to ‘One Love’ during a City Council meeting.

Mayor Rob Ford


The holiday falls on Bob Marley’s birthday, and is just the latest uniquely Rob Ford action he has taken during his administration.

Ford has become an Internet celebrity of sorts, his poll numbers rising even after he admitted to smoking crack (only when he drinks), and being recorded in states of apparent public inebriation.

It’s been a wild ride for fans and critics on social media — just take a look at this fake Facebook Look Back video: