Doug Ford apologizes, but blames gay protesters for altercation at Ford Fest - 2014-07-26
"We were just standing there being gay holding signs ... This was an unprovoked situation where we did very little engaging with them," said Brian De Matos on Saturday, a day after the massive Ford family barbecue.
Councillor Ford told the Star that, after the half-hour altercation, some supporters of Mayor Rob Ford told him a man with a rainbow flag draped over his shoulders had baited the crowd at Thomson Memorial Park in Scarborough.
"I apologize to him for what happened but you can't go into any event, a sporting event even, taunting people. I don't agree with (what happened) but something's going to happen.
"Numerous people said he was looking for trouble."