Toronto Mayor Rob Ford attends Bills game

Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford attended Sunday’s NFL game

between Buffalo and Atlanta, wearing a blue Bills jersey with the

name and number of running back Fred Jackson.

With about five minutes left in the first quarter, Ford walked

down the aisle behind the Atlanta bench. Fans turned from the field

and took pictures. The mayor arrived just before Jackson scored a


At least four Toronto police officers and several stadium

security staff were at the entrance to the VIP section where Ford

had an aisle seat. They tried to keep fans from approaching for

photos and handshakes.

But Ford posed for pictures during halftime, flanked by his

security minder and a pair of police officers.

While some shouted support for Ford, other yelled out insults

related to his admitted drug use. When the crowd became too large,

Ford was escorted to a nearby elevator.

Last month, Ford acknowledged smoking crack in a ”drunken

stupor” but refused to resign as mayor of Canada’s largest city

and financial capital. He has been largely stripped of his powers

by his city council.

Ford attended a Canadian Football League playoff game at Rogers

Centre last month. He is reportedly interested in going to the

NHL’s Winter Classic outdoor game between the Detroit Red Wings and

Toronto Maple Leafs in Ann Arbor, Mich., on Jan. 1.