A photo Ford appears to have posed for at Sunday’s Buffalo Bills game was posted on the Hells Angels Toronto website. (hellsangelstorontodowntown.com photo)TORONTO - Mayor Rob Ford was explaining Tuesday why he is in a photo with alleged members of the Hells Angels. A photo of Ford with two Hells Angels members and a prospect at Sunday's Buffalo Bills game was posted on the Hells Angels Toronto website Monday. In a statement issued to the Sun Tuesday, the Hells Angels came out saying the "situation was innocent" and lauding the embattled mayor as "a mayor for all the people." In a statement to the Sun, Donny Petersen of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club Downtown Toronto acknowledged some members and a prospect had their picture taken with Ford at the football game. "Our only comments are that for his various foibles and shortcomings, at least he is a mayor for all the people," Peterson stated. "He will talk to any citizen of Toronto because he is their mayor. "Others treat us like the plague even though we are taxpayers, have families, and children in our school system. Others say we are a criminal organization when a jury of our peers declared that we are not." Petersen went on to argue that "with the corruption that exists at all levels of government in various parts of the country, it is refreshing that he is not corrupt. "With taxes going up all the time, he is the one politician that does not have his hand in our pockets," he stated. "The 'little guy' supports Mayor Ford because he will talk to them, not ignore them like the rest." Petersen recognized that "some in the media are trying to get us to hurt the mayor. "He is quite capable of hurting or helping himself," Peterson said. "We are not trying to embarrass anyone nor extort, nor sell a picture. The situation was innocent and he was doing his job, meeting his constituents."
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